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Harvin trade brings Tarvaris back to Minnesota, in a roundabout way

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Originally acquired via round two of the 2006 draft, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson left the Vikings for the Seahawks after the lockout ended.  A year later, Jackson was traded to the Bills for a seventh-round pick.

As it turns out, that’s the seventh-round pick that was included in the package that sent receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle.

According to Tom Pelissero of, the Seahawks didn’t send their own seventh-round selection, but the one acquired from the Bills for Jackson.  It lands 17 spots higher on the list than Seattle’s pick.

In all, the Vikings have 11 selections.  Along with their own seven picks, they have Seattle’s first-round pick, Detroit’s fourth-round pick, and both Arizona’s and Buffalo’s seventh-round picks.  The last two are consecutive, giving Minnesota the 213rd and 214th selections.

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26 Responses to “Harvin trade brings Tarvaris back to Minnesota, in a roundabout way”
  1. jjb0811 says: Apr 14, 2013 4:06 PM

    11 picks to go w/ an awesome RB, 1st round QB and franchise LT. Its tome for the coach and GM to advance in the playoffs.

  2. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Apr 14, 2013 4:17 PM

    Good for them! unfortunately their qb isn’t that good an they’ve wasted the career of arguably the GOAT in AP.

  3. viking10 says: Apr 14, 2013 4:25 PM

    that’s fine…as long as he’s not coming back in a “roster about” way.

  4. joeyterrens says: Apr 14, 2013 4:26 PM

    This is a mess of a headline that makes it sound like the Vikings reacquired Jackson instead of what actually happened.

  5. inyofaceagain says: Apr 14, 2013 4:29 PM

    Rick Spielman is gonna work his draft magic again. If he can pull two talented starters in the 1st round again then the Vikes should be in shape to contend. And one of those picks needs to be a starting WR. Spielman will quiet the nay-sayers.

  6. melkipershero says: Apr 14, 2013 4:40 PM

    I feel bad for the Vikings fan base. Theyll waste a 1st on the all ESPN hyped Teo.

    He was 57th in the nation in tackles per game.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 14, 2013 4:46 PM

    I’d say the technically highest ceiling would be 6 to the Browns. They have Trent at RB and not much at WR and could feel like making an aggressive splash.

  8. melkipershero says: Apr 14, 2013 4:54 PM

    Vikes need Banks from Miss. St. in the 2nd. He could fill Winfields spot as a CB not afraid to mix it up.

  9. EJ says: Apr 14, 2013 5:13 PM

    With 11 picks, you have to hit on one or two of them. That surely ups your odds in this weaker draft.

  10. greenngld says: Apr 14, 2013 5:14 PM

    I’ll take Media for $1000 Alex.

    What are misleading headlines to get more clicks?

  11. pappavike says: Apr 14, 2013 5:25 PM

    Just glad T-Jack isn’t coming back to the Vikes. He sucked the first time he was here! Vikes are gonna have a great draft again this year!!

  12. melkipershero says: Apr 14, 2013 5:38 PM

    This draft is not weaker. There arent qbs so its “bad” based on “experts”

  13. oldlineman says: Apr 14, 2013 5:40 PM

    Damn, the Seahawks stole him from the Vikes, along with Nate Burleson. It still burns! In the end, a 7th rounder…

  14. ickky says: Apr 14, 2013 5:40 PM

    slow news day eh?

  15. hearsky says: Apr 14, 2013 5:42 PM

    I’m excited to see who our farm team is going to draft for us. GO HAWKS!!!!

  16. melkipershero says: Apr 14, 2013 6:03 PM

    Yes. Im sure that 7th was a deal breaker.

  17. baconandvodka says: Apr 14, 2013 6:14 PM

    So that was a little bit of a misleading headline. Like most of the stuff here, but that was a worthless article.

  18. maritime85 says: Apr 14, 2013 7:26 PM

    ponder sucks not goin anywhere sorry

  19. jacksonrr3 says: Apr 14, 2013 8:21 PM

    Because you can obviously see into the future Maritime85?

  20. jessethegreat says: Apr 14, 2013 8:49 PM

    So, Tarvaris is not going to play for the Vikes?

  21. jcampol says: Apr 14, 2013 9:05 PM

    Rick spielmans draft magic? Seriously?

  22. purpblooded says: Apr 14, 2013 9:14 PM

    Vikes don’t need a franchise QB with AD, don’t have to pay him 20 mil. spend it elsewhere. They got an awsome O line, a great WR, TE, good defense that’s going to improve with 11 draft picks. They played great at the end of the year. Kick some Packer A$$!

  23. melkipershero says: Apr 14, 2013 9:48 PM

    If you dont have a qb youre not winning a superbowl

  24. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 15, 2013 8:34 AM

    Were coming up to that special time of year where Spielman can once again remind everyone why he was fired for incompetence in Miami.

  25. axespray says: Apr 15, 2013 2:19 PM

    ah … got rick roll’d.
    I had my whole “Haha-vikings downgrade from Webb back to T-Joke! – Haha!”

  26. favreisthebest4 says: Apr 21, 2013 6:05 PM

    “maritime85 says:Apr 14, 2013 7:26 PM

    ponder sucks not goin anywhere sorry”

    You’re right, that’s why the Vikings went 10-6 and got a wild card spot last season…. Yes, AP was a HUGE contributing factor to this. Yes, Ponder isn’t a Manning or a Brady. But with some help in the deep threat, AKA Greg Jennings, along with Kyle Rudolph at TE he has some go-to guys now that he didn’t have last season. Simpson by no means had the season he did with the Bengals the year prior, and really is lucky to get resigned. Spielman will draft a wideout or two (hopefully).

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