Percy Harvin unhappy with Minnesota Vikings
Percy Harvin is not happy with the Minnesota Vikings.
Harvin isn’t saying what has him so sad with the franchise that drafted him in the 1st round in 2009, but he sounded the alarm that something needs to be addressed before training camp begins at the end of July. Basketball Betting
“I just put it this way, there are a large amount of different things that have to be sorted out,” Harvin claimed on the 1st day of a mandatory minicamp. “Just haven’t been truly happy lately. We’ve got 2 things to work on. I’m here in the classroom. We’ll go from there.”
Harvin studied almost all of the morning practice without participating, though Coach Leslie Frazier recounted that was planned because the star receiver is only 2 months removed from shoulder surgery. He was way more involved in the afternoon practice, running routes full speed with a helmet on and catching passes.
Harvin has 2 years left on his rookie deal, but declined a few chances to be more specific about why he’s unhappy, be it monetary or some connection with the direction of a team that seems to be in reconstructing mode after consecutive last-place finishes in the NFC North.
“I do not get into specifics,” Harvin related. “Just overall haven’t been really content. But we here, hopefully we can get things worked out and go from there.”
Harvin claimed he “certainly” wants to have things settled before training camp, but did not say he planned to hang on if those issues weren’t resolved.
“We’ve got a lot of time between then, hopefully a lot of conversations,” Harvin said. “It’s merely a couple different issues. It’s hard to try to tell you fellows without letting you know men. I just keep it as that.”
Frazier said he intends to meet with one of his most critical players to discuss Harvin’s grievances in depth, but appeared confident that any concerns could be resolved before training camp begins.
“It’s not something that cannot be handled and not something we won’t discuss through,” Frazier said. “Not alarmed. Not alarmed at all.”
However, to have the key gear of a remade receiver group upset needs to be of some concern to the Vikings. Harvin posted career highs in receptions (87), yards (967) and total touchdowns with 9, 6 receiving, 2 rushing and 1 on a kick return.
He is the team’s most flexible player, also serving as a backup RB who rushed for 345 yards last season, one of the most dangerous kick returners in the NFL and the unquestioned leader of the Vikings receivers.
Despite missing many practices with injuries, including migraines that plagued him for a lot of his 1st two seasons, Harvin has built a rep for himself as a respected vet presence on the team heading into his 4th year. He appeared at some of the voluntary exercise routines earlier this summer in spite of still getting over shoulder surgery and is being counted on to help QB Christian Ponder settle in during his 2nd season.