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Percy Harvin’s contract set to void on Friday

Percy Harvin, Jayron Hosley AP

The Bills signed wide receiver Percy Harvin to a three-year contract last offseason, although there never was much chance that he’d see the final two years of the deal.

With base salaries of $9 million for 2016 and 2017, those years were tacked on to make his 2015 cap hit easier to swallow as the Bills had the ability to void the deal after paying $3 million in salary and a $3 million signing bonus in the first year. As Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 points out, those years void on Friday at 4 p.m. and Harvin will become a free agent again on March 9.

Harvin only played five games for the Bills in 2015 because of knee and hip injuries that cast some doubt about whether he’d be back on the field for anyone in 2016 or any other year. Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos said last month that the team is “still not sure” what’s going on with the wideout, although General Manager Doug Whaley later expressed hope of bringing the veteran back for another season.

“We’ll talk to him, see where he is and hopefully he comes back,” Whaley said, via the Buffalo News. “We want him back.”

It’s hard to imagine Harvin generating too hot a market given his injury history which could help the Bills hold onto him at a low price. Banking on anything substantial from a player who has played 28 games for three different teams over the last four years doesn’t sound like all that sound an idea, however.

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28 Responses to “Percy Harvin’s contract set to void on Friday”
  1. It Takes 3 Mannings To Equal One Brady says: Feb 12, 2016 8:06 AM

    Might be worth taking a chance on him, LaFell hasn’t really worked out… Though I don’t think they play the same position

  2. chriskap11 says: Feb 12, 2016 8:13 AM

    Can’t stay healthy and then doesn’t allow the team to plan for future because he refuses to talk to them.

    Simple cut him and move on

  3. RegisHawk says: Feb 12, 2016 8:20 AM

    He’ll have to start getting cut/voided/traded at a faster pace…he’s got 28 more teams to burn before he retires.

  4. joetoronto says: Feb 12, 2016 8:23 AM

    Yet another disaster of a move by the Bills, desperation is making them implode.

  5. captainwhodat says: Feb 12, 2016 8:28 AM

    rex, rob, and percy…what more could a bills fan want…

  6. unclebluck says: Feb 12, 2016 8:28 AM

    Made a few plays for the Bills this year but seemed injury prone. didnt seem to have any on field issues…

  7. billsfan says: Feb 12, 2016 8:32 AM

    Banking on anything substantial from a player who has played 28 games for three different teams over the last four years doesn’t sound like all that sound an idea, however.
    ________________________________

    No, it does not. Played in 44% of potential regular season games- three different teams, in 4 years. Sooooo,
    Welcome back to Buffalo, Percy!
    Looking forward to 3 or 4 memorable games in ’16, before you hit IR.
    Whaley, you’re a genius!

  8. SexBoat Captain says: Feb 12, 2016 8:51 AM

    Sounds like a perfect Dollar store bargain for TT and the pack. Skol Vikes

  9. joetorontoisaclown says: Feb 12, 2016 8:52 AM

    I would think this guy has run out of suitors, but for some reason someone always wants to believe they can change him and harness his talent. In my opinion this guy is done in the NFL.

  10. eazeback says: Feb 12, 2016 8:52 AM

    fragile and a horrible locker room guy…he just may be out of the league completely

  11. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 12, 2016 8:55 AM

    This guy has been a total bust. The Vikings got suckered into wasting a first round pick, even knowing that he was a total cancer. Then 2 more teams ignored it.

  12. patslaya says: Feb 12, 2016 8:59 AM

    Well, I’m sure that Mr. Overrated will land a $100 million contract someplace.

  13. jonathankrobinson424 says: Feb 12, 2016 9:10 AM

    ……..Percy’s best talent is suckering teams to sign him during the off-season. Who’s the next victim going to be? My bet is Atlanta or Dallas.

  14. ohand16 says: Feb 12, 2016 9:18 AM

    Truth is he is the Bills 2nd best receiver. They need to figure out a way to keep him, and keep him happy

  15. pleazenufalready says: Feb 12, 2016 9:18 AM

    you can be sure that Percy will be looking for at least one more payday…..and there will be some team stupid enough to give it to him.

  16. joetoronto says: Feb 12, 2016 9:28 AM

    Why would you keep him? Draft a WR, and move on.

  17. floratiotime says: Feb 12, 2016 9:32 AM

    What? No Eagles fans saying how they were signing him? I thought every available player went to Philly?

  18. steelerben says: Feb 12, 2016 9:39 AM

    Look for Harvin to land with the 49ers when Kelly gets rid of Boldin.

  19. thudspeth says: Feb 12, 2016 9:51 AM

    Locker room cancer.

  20. timmmah10 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:04 AM

    It Takes 3 Mannings To Equal One Brady says:
    Feb 12, 2016 8:06 AM

    Might be worth taking a chance on him, LaFell hasn’t really worked out… Though I don’t think they play the same position

    ———————————–

    Because that’s what New England needs, another injury prone slot receiver…

    Isn’t it enough to see Amendola and Edelman on the ground twitching after someone goes helmet to helmet on them twice a year? You need another crash test dummy out there also?

    (Amendola and Edelman are tough bastards. They take hits and get back out there. Percy doesn’t have that kind of fight in him, and has soft tissue issues almost every season.)

  21. Getoffmylawn! says: Feb 12, 2016 10:06 AM

    This guy couldn’t stay healthy in a full season of Flag Football. Which unfortunately seems to be the direction of the NFL these days.

  22. thebigkuhuna says: Feb 12, 2016 10:40 AM

    The Vikings took a shot at a very talented kid. One their best trades getting rid of him to Seattle. He would of been fun to watch if he could of kept his head on straight

  23. yyc2phx says: Feb 12, 2016 10:43 AM

    The guy us real smart…. Keep getting those signing bonuses and quitting on teams…… Cancerous POS… Character does matter

  24. mellimac says: Feb 12, 2016 11:04 AM

    RegisHawk says:
    Feb 12, 2016 8:20 AM

    He’ll have to start getting cut/voided/traded at a faster pace…he’s got 28 more teams to burn before he retires.
    ————————————–

    No kidding! 41 mill over 7 seasons…Injured half the time. Rumors of being a cancer on teams. He did snuff Denver’s hope after half time 2 yrs ago in SB though…hard to get a read on that guy…

  25. ppc50 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:30 AM

    If he is cheap, he would be great as a #3 and return guy for Dallas. Put Beasley at #4 and if Harvin is hurt, bring him back up. He fills some needs – speed being one of them

  26. maxkingpin says: Feb 12, 2016 1:08 PM

    Another one of Bills GM Whaley’s futile acquisitions.
    Many Bills fans seem to think Whaley is one of the better NFL GMs but many of his signings don’t pan out, and also the Bills continue there no playoffs streak to 16 straight years, 2 directly under Whaley.
    Whaley is no better or worse than the other six guys that held the Bills GM title.

  27. joetorontoisaclown says: Feb 12, 2016 4:09 PM

    It would have been a disaster move if Buffalo was stuck with him. Thankfully they are not. However, it was a move a team in their position should have been trying regardless of the outcome. A team like the Patriots could afford to take a shot and hope to make it worthwhile, not Buffalo.

  28. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 12, 2016 7:19 PM

    There is way too much talent in the NFL, and more coming in every year to keep taking chances on him..
    But some GM’s are desperate!

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