The future of wide receiver Percy Harvin in Minnesota has been discussed a fair amount since he was placed on injured reserve and it came up again on Thursday when reporters met with General Manager Rick Spielman.
Coach Leslie Frazier said he expects Harvin back in 2013, quarterback Christian Ponder wasn’t quite so sure and Spielman didn’t go on record either way. He did say that any reports of friction between the team and Harvin, who can become a free agent after the 2013 season, have been overblown.
“Percy comes to work every day. Everybody sees what Percy puts on the field. He plays the game as hard or harder than anyone else in the NFL, the effort that he puts up out there,” Spielman said, via Tim Yotter of Scout.com. “So, we have no issues with Percy Harvin.”
Spielman also said that there aren’t any durability concerns about Harvin. All of it adds up to a team very happy with a wide receiver they hope to retain or a team doing everything possible to keep Harvin’s trade value high.