But that might just be the beginning of the drama.
According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Bills listing Harvin as “non-injury related” on their injury report for today and coach Rex Ryan saying he didn’t know where the mercurial receiver was could be setting the stage for a fight over money.
Garafolo also reports that Harvin has indeed contemplated retirement, though with Harvin that could change from minute to minute and everyone could be both right and wrong at the same time. He’s Schrodinger’s wideout.
If Harvin were to retire, he’d risk more than $4.5 million in bonus forfeitures and salary, and that might be enough to make a man show up for work, or tell his bosses where he was.
But the Bills might also be seeing what the Seahawks and Vikings saw when they parted ways with such a talented player. And now the ball is squarely in Harvin’s court, and we’ll wait to see if he shows up or bows up at what amounts to the team calling his bluff.