Percy Harvin officially off the market?

According to Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman, the team has no plans on moving the hot-headed wide receiver. With Harvin entering the last year of his 5-year rookie contract, this would be the ideal time to trade him. Rumors seemed more realistic when it was revealed that Harvin is seeking a big-money contract. Despite all that was being floated around throughout the league, Spielman attempted to dispel all the rumors:
“As I stated earlier, we have no intent to trade Percy Harvin,” Spielman said Thursday afternoon. “Anything related to his contract or any discussions, will all be kept internally. I think everybody understands what type of player Percy Harvin is. He’s a dynamic playmaker; not only on offense, but the things he can do at different positions. But also what he brings us as a kickoff returner.”

There were following discussions of the possibility that Harvin could land with the Patriots via trade, as a slot replacement for Wes Welker, assuming Welker leaves. The Pats were reportedly very interested in drafting Harvin with the 23rd pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, but he was snagged by the Vikings with 22nd pick. Now, Spielman is trying to put all the trade talk to rest. Is he actually telling the truth though? Who knows... Maybe the media talk will die down now but don't be surprised if the Harvin is traded eventually.

Anthony Aidonidis