| Vikings say Harvin won't be dealt -- Sat Feb 16 7:50 am --|
WR frustrated with offense in Minnesota
|The Minnesota Vikings have no intention of trading wide receiver Percy Harvin, general manager Rick Spielman said Friday. Spielman refused to comment specifically on Harvin's contract situation, citing his usual policy about any Vikings player or coach. Spielman said team officials, as always, will meet next week at the NFL scouting combine with the agents for every player, which of course includes Harvin's representative, Joel Segal. Spielman declined to address the possibility of negotiating a new deal for Harvin, who will be in the final year of his contract in 2013. As for the potential of a holdout, should Harvin's deal not be extended, Spielman said, "He's not going to get into hypotheticals" about that. "Percy Harvin is under contract and we expect him, just like all of our players under contract, to be here," Spielman said, (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The Vikings have a spectacular running game thanks to Adrian Peterson, but their passing game is lacking. They've tried to get Harvin more involved by using him on kickoff returns and occasionally have him rush the ball, but his production would likely be much better on a team with an elite quarterback in a pass-heavy offense. There is no doubting his ability however, and if he can stay healthy his talents alone warrant placing him among the top 20 fantasy wide receivers, though he remains a cut below the truly elite due to his unideal situation in Minnesota.