Percy Harvin is on the move! He reportedly wanted out and will be officially out in less than 48 hours. The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, sources confirmed to ESPN. Details after the jump…
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The trade is expected to include the Seahawks’ 2013 first-round draft choice being sent to the Vikings, sources told ESPN.
It also is contingent on Harvin agreeing to a new contract, which is expected to be finalized in the next 48 hours.
The trade agreement, contingent on Harvin passing a physical, was earlier reported by Fox Sports.
Harvin is scheduled to fly to Seattle on Monday night and will undergo his physical in next 24 hours, a source said.
The trade cannot be officially completed until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, when the 2013 league year officially begins.
Seattle has a connection to Harvin. The team’s offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, held the same job with Minnesota when the Vikings drafted Harvin in 2009. Harvin also will be reunited with receiver Sidney Rice, who was his one-time teammate in Minnesota.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman posted a message on Twitter, welcoming Harvin to the team.
“Welcome to the Team bruh @Percy_Harvin … Happy to have ya,” he wrote.
When asked about the trade, Seahawks receiver Golden Tate, whose spot on the Seahawks’ depth chart will be altered with the addition of Harvin, told Josina Anderson that “it’s a business.”
“The Seahawks are trying to do whatever they think is necessary to put together a Super Bowl quality team. If this is one of the steps they think works to accomplish that, then that’s their choice. I don’t think it will impact any of our work habits. We are still going to grind and let the cards play out the way that they will,” he said.
Last month at the scouting combine, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman insisted he had no intent to deal the receiver, who he called a “dynamic playmaker,” and said he wouldn’t even take phone calls about a trade.