Wide receiver Percy Harvin will be one of the most watched Vikings this offseason as the team and player try to figure out if their working relationship will continue in 2013.
Just after the end of the season, coach Leslie Frazier said he saw no reason why Harvin wouldn’t remain with the team. Others have cited Harvin reportedly making a trade request last offseason and a “heated exchange” with Frazier during the 2012 season as signs that the two sides may be parting ways. Frazier spoke with Harvin when he came to the team’s facility for an exit physical and said Tuesday and downgraded his expectation to hope that Harvin remains in Minnesota.
“We definitely had to talk just in general about a lot of things,” Frazier said, via 1500ESPN.com. “We had a good conversation. We talked, and it was good conversation. So, hopefully, everything will work out.”
Harvin is set to make just under $3 million in the final year of his contract, a deal that will likely be extended if the Vikings decide not to move the receiver via a trade. Frazier said that Harvin was healthy when he came in from the physical, so the ankle injury that ended his season shouldn’t get in the way of going that route if that’s what the Vikings decide to do.