Percy Harvin To Retire

Wide receiver Percy Harvin has informed the Bills that he will retire, as Adam Schefter of tweetsPercy Harvin (vertical)

Harvin joined the Bills on a one-year, $6MM deal last March, but was unable to stay healthy during the 2015 season. Battling through a persistent hip injury, the 27-year-old (28 in May) appeared in just five games, recording 19 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown. Harvin, who has also been plagued by knee issues in the past, returned five kicks as well.

While Harvin was unlikely to regain the explosiveness he showed during the early years of his NFL career in Minnesota, there were reportedly teams that still believed he had something left in the tank. Another $6MM salary was unlikely, but Harvin probably could have netted an incentive-laden, one-year deal.

Harvin was traded from the Seahawks to the Jets in the most surprising in-season trade of 2014. However, Harvin failed to have a huge impact in New York thanks to his hip and knee injuries, totaling 29 receptions for 350 yards and a touchdown in his eight games with the Jets. Harvin also averaged just 24.8 yards per kick return, with no TDs. Last offseason, Harvin turned down a lucrative offer from the 49ers to join up with Buffalo.

We here at Pro Football Rumors wish Harvin the best in his retirement.

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  1. Sam Robinson

    A real downer after Harvin’s electric first few years made him on track to become one of the greatest slot receivers ever. It’s pretty clear he’d been dealing with hip pain for years, so this is probably a good thing overall. At least he parlayed his early-year magic into a lucrative contract instead of this ending his career without receiving such an opportunity.

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