Percy Harvin wants Plaxico in purple, too

Reuters

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently said publicly that he’d like the team to sign receiver Plaxico Burress.  Another member of the Minnesota offense has followed suit.

Receiver Percy Harvin, in an interview with Johnny D and The 757 Club of 1490 AM the Game in Virginia Beach, said that he “definitely, definitely” wants to play with Plaxico.

“I think he’s one of the best receivers to play the game,” Harvin said, “so I would love to have him and get the opportunity to learn from him as I did [Randy] Moss and some of the other veterans I’ve played with.”

As MDS pointed out in conjunction with Peterson’s plea for Plaxico, the fact that Tony Dungy is working with Burress could make Minnesota a potential destination, given the presence of Dungy’s friend and former colleague, Leslie Frazier, as the new head coach of the team.

Burress could be a more affordable alternative to Vikings receiver Sidney Rice, a younger player who presumably will be looking for top dollar on the free-agent market, if the threshold for unrestricted free agency moves back to four years.

32 responses to “Percy Harvin wants Plaxico in purple, too

  1. The Vikings have been doing things in preparation for a Rice-less season. They signed a CFL wideout who had a couple of good seasons, with a similar size build and frame to Sid. If they cannot secure him I wouldn’t be surprised if they took a shot with him.

  2. Sounds like Adrian, Harvin and the boys don’t think Rice is coming back. Rosenstealyoursoul will ruin any true negotiations Wilf will make. Maybe Plax is a good second option if Rice leaves. Fitz comes home soon.

  3. You need to reread the Adrian Peterson interview.

    “Of course, I would love him to be a part of my team,”

    There is a difference to saying you would like a guy a part of your team than saying you want the team signs him. I’m also guessing this came in response to being asking directly if he would be okay if the Vikings signed Plaxico. I know it seems minor but you really are putting words in his mouth.

  4. Wishful thinking by Percy, but I doubt the Vikes want to take the risk, not to mention there’s no way in God’s green earth he would want to come here when there’s no established quarterback.

  5. Didn’t the Vikes put a first and third round tender on Rice? I can’t imagine teams lining up to pay that price for a guy who missed most of last season with an injury.

  6. hobartbaker says:
    Jun 18, 2011 1:58 AM
    Didn’t the Vikes put a first and third round tender on Rice? I can’t imagine teams lining up to pay that price for a guy who missed most of last season with an injury.
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    I think that only applies if the current RFA rules are kept in the new CBA, which would also give the Vikings the right to match any offer he signs. If the RFA limit is moved to 3 seasons, he is an UFA and the tender does not apply, hence the speculation.

    Although, retaining Rice and still signing Plax would allow the Vikings to keep Harvin in the slot most of the time, and would ultimately benefit the team, providing the Plax contract was low-risk. Right now, there is no current WR who has shown the ability to step up and be a starter in the wake of losing Rice. You can bet that, given the amount of big-name WRs on the FA market, the Vikings will be making a strong push to land one.

  7. Rice will most likely be an unrestricted free agent-that means we will get NOTHING if he leaves-and did i see a ravens fan try to bash us about who’s our QB? How many games has Flacco won by himself??? He CHOKES during the big games-their defense is what makes him look good-did you guys already forget they made Dilfer look good too?? LOL

  8. @seals1
    Why on earth would Larry Fitzgerald come to another team with nobody competant there to deliver the ball to him? I understand the Minnesota connection there, but at this point, I honestly think there’s a better chance of him signing with whatever junior high team Denny Green weaseled a coaching job with.

    @smitheye
    Now why would you say something so foolish? It may be true that we don’t know what Rice can do without a on fire sextin’, textin’ fun slinger deep lobbing to him, but bum seems like a bit of a stretch.

    Hope you Vikings fans can get used to the cellar, because that’s where your team will be in the division for the forseeable future.

  9. Hobart, the restricted tenders are only valid if the cba falls back to the same rules as last year. Where a player is an RFA after six seasons instead of 4. Which isn’t going to happen.

  10. Harvin barely plays with his constant/sudden headaches. So the chance of them being on the field at the same time is minimal at best.

    Also, Moss was only on the team for no more than 50 hours. How much could Harvin have learned?

  11. tumsman2 says: Jun 18, 2011 8:02 AM

    Harvin barely plays with his constant/sudden headaches. So the chance of them being on the field at the same time is minimal at best.

    Also, Moss was only on the team for no more than 50 hours. How much could Harvin have learned?

    Well Moss knows all the parking cops up there.

  12. If they lose Rice, which I have mixed feelings about, they will land a top WR this year, and there are several to choose from. Rice acted like a bum last year due to waiting for surgery and was the trigger to an awful season.

  13. Remember the time Favre strongly suggested to Ted Thompson the Packers should sign Randy Moss. Once again the players think they know more than the GM, if these agents and players are that good at assessing talent, why don’t they become G.M.’s.

  14. Harvin wants Plax so Plax can take over when Harvin’s medical marijana wears off and the headaches come back.

    The Vikes don’t have anyone who can actually toss a football. Do I hear Tyrell Pryor calling?

  15. Don’t be fooled, Percy. Plaxico is well past his prime. Of course, most receivers won’t admit that their position is loaded with overpaid shiny hood ornaments. You can draft someone with Plaxico’s talent at age 22 in 3rd round or lower and pay him far less….

  16. Plax would fit right in with this bunch … 34 years old, spent the last 2 seasons sitting behind bars, running around with a gunshot wound to his leg.

    He’ll be able to entertain Percy with many fine stories while sitting around the fire at night during summer camp…

  17. My sources say there’s a good chance Fitzy will sign with the Vikes next year. If they don’t make a big push to sign Rice, you’ll know why.

    And homerk, when Fitzy sees Christian Ponder this year, he’ll be very excited to sign.

    The Vikings will be in the cellar for the foreseeable future? I know you’re the expert on cellars because you live in your mom’s, but that just ain’t gonna happen. This isn’t the 1968-1994 Packers, it’s the Vikings. They don’t stay down for long.

  18. Randy Moss didn’t play bad until Childress ignored his advise against the Patriots. Childress & his pissing matches with players. Like he had with Robinson & for a while there Favre & Antione Winfield.

    Players’ mistrust of Childress extended all the way back to 2007, when Childress sought to dock receiver Troy Williamson a game check for missing a Sunday contest to attend his grandmother’s funeral. That discord grew in 2008, when Childress declared Tarvaris Jackson the starter and gave the then-third-year quarterback all of eight quarters to develop before yanking him in favor of Gus Frerotte, a move that left most players wondering what to believe from their coach.

    Plaxico would be a good fit if they resign Rice.

    That may even get Favre to reconsider.

  19. locutus says:
    Jun 18, 2011 9:25 AM
    If they lose Rice, which I have mixed feelings about, they will land a top WR this year, and there are several to choose from. Rice acted like a bum last year due to waiting for surgery and was the trigger to an awful season.
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    sakatak says:
    Jun 18, 2011 9:44 AM
    Remember the time Favre strongly suggested to Ted Thompson the Packers should sign Randy Moss. Once again the players think they know more than the GM, if these agents and players are that good at assessing talent, why don’t they become G.M.’s.
    ———————————————————-Just because it didn’t work out in MN doesn’t mean it wouldn’t have worked out in GB.

  20. Get him…

    Trouble making receiver wants trouble making felon to join him on toubled franchise.

    Perfect fit all around.

  21. [i]Wishful thinking by Percy, but I doubt the Vikes want to take the risk, not to mention there’s no way in God’s green earth he would want to come here when there’s no established quarterback.[/i]

    Yeah, cuz a guy just out of prison has all the options to hand select where he wants to play…

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