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Harvin signs with Vikings

A league source tells us that receiver Percy Harvin has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.

Per the source, it’s a five-year deal.

Harvin, the 22nd overall pick in the draft, was regarded in some circles as a potential top-ten talent who slid due to among other things reports of a positive marijuana result at the Scouting Combine.

The Vikings apparently plan to make Harvin a key part of the offense.  In Florida, he worked both as a receiver and as a running back, with almost equal reps at both positions. 

Harvin also took reps during the offseason as quarterback in the Wildcat package.

Though he’s also regarded as a potential contributor in the return game, Harvin didn’t return kickoffs or punts at Florida, given his importance to the offense.  Frankly, we can’t help but wonder whether the same reasoning will apply in Minnesota.

Then again, coach Brad Childress knows he needs to win this year, and so he’ll likely use Harvin until his legs fall off.

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30 Responses to “Harvin signs with Vikings”
  1. briano29 says: Aug 2, 2009 12:14 PM

    Nice!!!!

  2. kjl451 says: Aug 2, 2009 12:24 PM

    If he wants to catch anything he’s gonna need a QB. TJ hurt and Rosen there to run things? Ummmm. No.

  3. tufar says: Aug 2, 2009 12:28 PM

    5-4-3-2-1—-Cue the two stooges, Jimmy Smith and Bob Nelson with some insulting comment….

  4. MrHumble says: Aug 2, 2009 12:32 PM

    Now the Vikes just need to sign that QB……..and they might go to the playoffs. Calling all QB’s………we said QB’s , not “athletes” M. Vick.

  5. StartTarvaris says: Aug 2, 2009 12:34 PM

    WOOOO!

  6. TiceWasBetter says: Aug 2, 2009 12:41 PM

    Groovy.
    I’ll be headed down 169 to Mankato tomorrow 7:30 AM, can’t wait! Boo-ya!

  7. halestorm74 says: Aug 2, 2009 12:51 PM

    Glad to get you in house Percy!!!!!!!!! Time to Rock

  8. mixman34 says: Aug 2, 2009 12:58 PM

    Bob Nelson and JimmySmith aren’t going to like this……. what’ll this do to their daily viking doses they need everyday?! Maybe they’ll have to start reading articles about their own squad rather than dilly dallying in their “wish I could have but don’t so I feel the need to make fun in a little schoolgirl kind of way” weird sort of fanaticism on this side of the border.
    Come on Percy LETS GO!

  9. Lance says: Aug 2, 2009 1:02 PM

    Couldn’t be happier for his presence here in MN. Yes having a QB who isn’t seeing through tunnel-vision…but having a front line that offers TJ more than 2 nano seconds to make a play or get rid of it..

  10. route33 says: Aug 2, 2009 1:04 PM

    If we had a better QB it would be the most dangerous offense in the league. Maybe still is. Top 10 for sure.

  11. samh says: Aug 2, 2009 1:17 PM

    route33, hello Colts? Patriots? You really think the Vikes are better?

  12. jeremiah says: Aug 2, 2009 1:22 PM

    “If we had a better QB it would be the most dangerous offense in the league. Maybe still is. Top 10 for sure.”
    let me get this straight. you think the vikingsmay have the most danderous offense in the league????? the team who averaged under 22 points per game last year? wow.

  13. blackglass says: Aug 2, 2009 1:36 PM

    So much for him holding the Vikings over the fire for more money.

  14. culpepperTOmoss says: Aug 2, 2009 1:36 PM

    if vick can still play like he could before going to jail and we sign him i would have to agree with route33, but even with a decent qb its still top 15

  15. BeardedAxe says: Aug 2, 2009 1:47 PM

    The Vikes had 23.7 points per game, and were ranked 12th in the NFL in 2008. Might want to check some stats before you talk trash.

  16. fmax4 says: Aug 2, 2009 1:49 PM

    Jeff George is STILL available!

  17. mike says: Aug 2, 2009 2:03 PM

    The Final deals of the contract were worked out.
    1. Alot of gatorade so he wont be dehydrated.
    2. His own wizzinator
    3. During the bye week he must be provided with a charter boat and some good imported hookers.
    4. The low IQ Tavaris version of the playbook.

  18. J.Cannon says: Aug 2, 2009 2:35 PM

    The rest of the league is not ready!…. we’re comin were comin…

  19. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 2, 2009 2:35 PM

    Wooooohoooo!! Percy Will end up being the best WR ever when his career is done!!! He should be in camp today!!!! Now all he has to do when he shows up is pass the drug test. Oooooops……….

  20. All Day says: Aug 2, 2009 4:06 PM

    Lets see what this kid can do!!!
    I agree we have a top 10 offense, all we need is a half able QB so that leaves out T-Junk!! Sage or Booty have a much better chance!!
    Yo Percy….this buds for you!!

  21. SwedishMurderMachine says: Aug 2, 2009 4:21 PM

    Percy Harvin smokes pot! The Vikings need a quarterback! Brad Childress has a mustache! … Brett Farve!

  22. route33 says: Aug 2, 2009 4:42 PM

    Hey whatthe. Maybe you should be concerned for your teams 1st rounder, B J Raji. He’s not signed either. HA! B.J., perfect name for a Puker and thier fans.

  23. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 2, 2009 6:12 PM

    @route33,
    What the heck does BJ Raji have to do with Percy Harvin passing a drug test or having his 3rd bout of “Severe Dehyrdation”??? I’d bet money he’s out in the first weak with dehydration (read: cotton mouth) or leg cramps.

  24. FumbleNuts says: Aug 2, 2009 6:40 PM

    Why not bring Jeff George in for a “take a look-see” and if he can still gun the ball downfield….. why not? Take a chance!

  25. Philtration says: Aug 2, 2009 6:55 PM

    Viking fans all sound like 14 year olds dorks.
    Stick to your geeky Dungons & Dragons, purple shirts, Prince and avoiding girls.
    Skol!
    (That’s Viking talk for “suck”)

  26. BobNelsonsRETARDED says: Aug 2, 2009 8:55 PM

    so many haters…hilarious.
    you sound like a bitter old man thats
    envious of the direction minnesota is headed

  27. SwedishMurderMachine says: Aug 2, 2009 9:07 PM

    What I really like to do is play D&D in my Vikings jersey while listening to Purple Rain. Sometimes yr fat mom comes over Philtration.

  28. madM100 says: Aug 3, 2009 12:07 AM

    Lions: Tamed!
    Bears: Sent to como zoo!
    Packers: Unpacked and sent to afghanistan!
    Bucaneers: Price raised to 2 bucs an ear!
    Browns: Turned beige!
    Were cominnnnn’ were cominnnnn’

  29. jimicos says: Aug 4, 2009 10:27 AM

    Peter Warrick says, “What’s up?”

  30. jimicos says: Aug 4, 2009 12:00 PM

    If nothing else, you have a lively imagination.

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