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Percy Harvin | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 184
College: Florida
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Free agent WR Percy Harvin is deciding whether to take more visits or sign with the Bills.

It sounds like Harvin liked what he saw in Buffalo. It helps that Harvin is familiar with coach Rex Ryan. If Harvin does decide to take another visit, his next stop will be Foxboro for a meeting with the Patriots.
Mar 13 - 10:53 AM

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, free agent Percy Harvin has grown tired of being used as a "gadget guy" and would prefer to play as a more "traditional wide receiver."

Anderson added that some in Harvin's camp "want him to play with a more experienced quarterback," which could take the Bills out of the running. It's understandable why Harvin wouldn't want to be typecast, but at the same time, his hybrid running back/receiver skill set is what makes him most appealing. Aside from Buffalo, the Patriots have also been linked to Harvin.
Mar 12 - 8:26 AM

Free agent Percy Harvin's first visit will reportedly be to the Bills.

New Bills coach Rex Ryan must have been impressed with Harvin during his time in New York. Signing Harvin would likely take the Bills out of the running for Charles Clay. Alongside Sammy Watkins, Harvin would give the Bills an explosive playmaking duo, but his injury and attitude issues keep earning him walking papers.
Mar 10 - 7:33 PM

Jets released WR Percy Harvin.

The Jets save $10.5 million against the cap in a move that was essentially finalized when Brandon Marshall was acquired. So now Harvin is back on the open market as talented yet tainted goods after getting dumped for the third time in two years. Expect a one-year "prove it" kind of deal from a risk-taking team -- Ian Rapoport says there's a "good chance that's his spot." If Harvin finds success again, he'll stand to get a big payday in 2016.
Mar 10 - 5:31 PM

Jets will release WR Percy Harvin Thursday.

It's merely a formality as Harvin's fate was sealed when the Jets traded for Brandon Marshall. There's no cap hit here and the Jets will only owe the Seahawks a sixth-round pick to complete the transaction. Harvin drips with playmaking talent, but has now been dumped by three teams in two years.
Mar 10 - 9:37 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Cassel
2E.J. Manuel
3Tyrod Taylor
4Matt Simms
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3Anthony Dixon
4Bryce Brown
5Karlos Williams
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
FB1Jerome Felton
2John Conner
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Dezmin Lewis
5Marcus Thigpen
WR21Percy Harvin
2Robert Woods
3Chris Hogan
4Deonte Thompson
5Justin Brown
WR31Robert Woods
TE1Charles Clay
2Chris Gragg
3MarQueis Gray
4Nick O'Leary
5Matthew Mulligan
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay