Near the end of the regular season, Bills coach Rex Ryan said that he’d been in contact with wide receiver Percy Harvin and that he got the sense that Harvin wants to continue playing football after hip and knee injuries limited him to five games in the regular season.
There were reports during the season that Harvin considered retirement after his latest hip injury and others that he was merely frustrated by his issues staying healthy, but Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos said that the Bills still aren’t certain what Harvin plans to do while discussing the team’s offseason plans at wide receiver.
“I can speak more for myself for our team, and I don’t want to put words into the coaches’ mouth about what they might think what they need,” Monos said on “The John Murphy Show” on WGR 550. “I think Doug [Whaley] talked about it and I’ll talk about, I’d like to see us get [another receiver]. Percy Harvin was supposed to be a big help for us and we’re still not sure what’s going on. He’s got to make some decisions here coming up. We need to get somebody opposite of Sammy [Watkins] to be a real threat to that defense. I think that’s a big key for our offense, to take one more step.”
The deal that Harvin signed with Buffalo before the 2015 season included two voidable years, which means Harvin is going to be on the open market. The Bills may consider bringing him back, but there are likely to be more reliable options if they are looking for someone to team up with Watkins on the outside of the offense.