At this point in the offseason, teams can’t talk in absolutes.
And Vikings general manager Rick Spielman absolutely wasn’t going to box himself in when asked about Percy Harvin.
Asked three times about the future of the disgruntled wideout during his interview at the NFL Scouting Combine, Spielman said each time the team had “no intent” to trade him.
Of course, saying that doesn’t mean much, as an admission that he was actively shopping Harvin rather than giving him a new deal would cause the value of the asset to plummet.
What Spielman intends is to maximize the value, either by finding a way to keep a dynamic player or to get a solid return for him.
Harvin isn’t saying much at the moment either, which helps the process as well. The moment either side starts spouting off, the harder it gets for anyone to get what they want.