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Percy Harvin | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 184
College: Florida
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Bills WR Percy Harvin (hip) returned to practice on Tuesday.
Harvin was not in pads, but he was in uniform with his helmet. He will likely be limited to individual drills. Coach Rex Ryan has been adamant Harvin will be ready for Week 1. Aug 25 - 10:13 AM

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Bills coach Rex Ryan said WR Percy Harvin (hip) will definitely be ready for Week 1.

Harvin had to get a pain-killing injection in his hip this week, and Ryan admitted the injury was "worse than first thought." The Bills have remained optimistic, but Harvin missed almost all of 2013 with a hip concern. Not healthy and a low-volume option in a low-volume passing offense, Harvin should be avoided in fantasy drafts.
Aug 22 - 12:39 PM

Dealing with a hip issue, Bills WR Percy Harvin has undergone a pain-killing injection.

Coach Rex Ryan called Harvin's injury "worse than first thought," but is optimistic he'll be ready for Buffalo's third preseason game on August 29. Despite Ryan's sunshine, it's a concern for a player who missed the vast majority of Seattle's 2013-14 Super Bowl run with a hip issue. The Bills head into their second preseason game extremely low on healthy bodies on the offensive end of the football.
Aug 18 - 7:59 PM

The Bills listed Percy Harvin and Robert Woods as co-starters at Z receiver on their first preseason depth chart.

While Sammy Watkins is the X, the Z job appears to be a legitimate position battle. Although neither Woods nor Harvin is a great bet for steady WR3 value this season, the winner of the competition would get a slight boost as a WR4/5 candidate and best-ball pick. We anticipate Woods getting the first-team nod and the Bills employing Harvin as a situational gadget-type player.
Aug 10 - 4:14 PM

The Buffalo News reports Percy Harvin required "plenty of detailed instruction on how to run routes" in OTAs.

Per reporter Vic Carucci, Harvin "made progress, but needs to make more." Carucci expects Harvin to open the season as the Bills' No. 3 receiver behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, "limiting" his touches. Harvin has never been gifted at the technical aspects of receiving, but remains one of the league's top athletes. He'll continue to be utilized in a gadget manner in addition to his conventional targets this season.
Jul 25 - 1:05 PM

Percy Harvin aims to become a true, game-changing outside receiver with the Bills.

"Aside from the first two years I got in the league I’ve been just a gadget guy," Harvin said. "I’ve been dying to just sit down with that one coach who will tell me what I’m doing wrong and what I need to do. Every day [WRs] coach Sanjay [Lal] is coming to me with different techniques I can use. I was dying to get with that coach who would sit with me and want to bring the best out of me. I think this year a lot of people are going to see the end result of it." Unless the Bills found a quarterback that we don't know about, it's hard to see Harvin breaking out as the No. 2 option in what should be a run-heavy, ball-control offense.
Jun 26 - 10:36 AM

Percy Harvin expects the Bills to use him as an all-around receiver.

Outside of a nine-game stretch with the Jets, Harvin has been limited to the slot for the majority of his career. He has a clear path to playing time in Buffalo, with only Sammy Watkins ahead of him. Harvin projects to start over Robert Woods in base sets and move inside in three-wide packages. The Bills aren’t committed to Harvin beyond this year and could add a receiver on Day 2 of the draft.
Apr 18 - 4:44 PM

Percy Harvin promises to "really explode" in 2015.

"The world has yet to see me really explode like I'm about to," was Harvin's exact quote. Harvin has never lacked for confidence, but has lacked for health and steady production over the past three seasons. Harvin remains one of the league's best pure athletes, but going on 27, the Bills' quarterback situation will be a drain on his fantasy value even if he manages to stay on the field.
Apr 6 - 1:43 PM

Percy Harvin has a $4 million cap hit for 2015.

Harvin's three-year deal was for cap purposes, with the remaining $20 million on his contract expected to be voided. It confirms the Bills have no plans of keeping Harvin beyond 2015. Buffalo will lose $2M in dead money by releasing Harvin after this season.
Mar 21 - 3:17 PM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Percy Harvin's new contract is actually a three-year, $24 million deal.

Harvin's contract voids after the first year, so it's really a one-year, $6 million deal. Signing Harvin for three years instead of one makes financial sense because it spreads out his $3 million signing bonus over the next three seasons, saving $2 million in cap room for 2015. Voiding Harvin's contract after the first season will cost the Bills $2 million in dead money, however.
Mar 19 - 9:26 AM

Bills signed WR Percy Harvin, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year, $6 million contract.

It's official this time. The deal was agreed to five days ago, but a report surfaced that the 49ers were trying to make a late push to pry Harvin away from Buffalo. Instead, Harvin is hitching his wagon to Matt Cassel and following coach Rex Ryan to Western New York. It's about as bad a landing spot possible for Harvin's fantasy value. He'll be a secondary option for run-heavy OC Greg Roman.
Mar 18 - 1:54 PM

Pro Football Talk reports Percy Harvin has not signed his contract with the Bills, but "both sides regard the deal as done."

The 49ers reportedly made a late push for Harvin, but this report suggests their efforts will be in vain. We have learned this week not to take anything as official until the ink is on the paper, but it appears Harvin be a Bill in 2015.
Mar 13 - 6:23 PM

NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports Percy Harvin has yet to sign with the Bills, and the 49ers "could be making a play" for him.

What have we learned this week? Don't consider anything official until the team announces it. Russini isn't suggesting the deal with the Bills won't get done, but the point is that it's not yet been signed and Harvin may still be considering his options. Maybe he's having second thoughts on tying himself to Matt Cassel.
Mar 13 - 5:42 PM

Bills agreed to terms with WR Percy Harvin, formerly of the Jets, on a one-year contract.

Harvin is headed to his fourth club in as many seasons. For Harvin, going to a team quarterbacked by Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel is a risky way to rehab his value on a one-year deal, but it's a shrewd signing for the Bills. Despite his recent injury woes, Harvin remains a moveable chess piece, one who's especially explosive over the middle of the field and after the catch. He'll make for a game-breaking tandem with Sammy Watkins. Harvin has been in the league since 2009, but still doesn't turn 27 until May.
Mar 13 - 3:28 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports the Bills are "working toward" a deal with free agent Percy Harvin.

Profootballtalk reported earlier Friday that Harvin was mulling whether or not he should take more visits. It appears he's settled on "no." Although the money will surely be to Harvin's liking, it's an unideal landing spot from a football perspective. The Bills remain a disaster at quarterback, and have many mouths to feed on offense. It would be hard to trust Harvin as a WR3 in Buffalo.
Mar 13 - 3:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Cassel
2Tyrod Taylor
3E.J. Manuel
4Matt Simms
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3Karlos Williams
4Bryce Brown
5Bronson Hill
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
FB1Jerome Felton
2John Conner
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Dezmin Lewis
5Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Percy Harvin
3Chris Hogan
4Deonte Thompson
5Andre Davis
WR31Percy Harvin
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3MarQueis Gray
4Chris Gragg
5Nick O'Leary
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay