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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Mar 11, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, sources confirmed to ESPN.

The trade is expected to include the Seahawks' 2013 first-round draft choice being swapped to the Vikings, sources told ESPN.

It also is contingent on Harvin agreeing to a new contract and 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.

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.

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.

Harvin, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, badly sprained his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle last season and didn't play again. The Vikings placed him on season-ending injured reserve a month later.

Harvin made waves last summer when he expressed unhappiness with the organization and requested a trade. By the time training camp arrived, he had simmered down. He went home to Florida for his rehabilitation after he was placed on injured reserve, but coach Leslie Frazier downplayed his absence, noting that others have chosen to do the same.

He started last season playing like a Most Valuable Player award candidate, leading the league in total yards (receiving, rushing and returning) through nine games in 2012 until he was hurt.

Harvin still led the team in receptions (62) and yards receiving (677) despite playing barely half of a season, and he had a kickoff return for a touchdown as well as 96 yards rushing and one score on the ground.

The 24-year-old Harvin has 7,168 all-purpose yards in his four-season career with 29 touchdowns (20 receiving, five return, four rushing). He also has 280 receptions in 54 career games.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9040142/min...
Harvin Gone Thank God

Ankeny, IA

#3 Mar 11, 2013
Percy Harvin to Seahawks: Initial thoughts
That did not take long. Fifty-five minutes after our wouldn't-this-be-fun post linking Percy Harvin to the NFC West, it's looking very much like Harvin is headed to the Seattle Seahawks for draft choices.

HarvinESPN's Adam Schefter called Seattle the front-runner at 12:45 p.m. ET. Fox's Jay Glazer reported a trade agreement in principle at 1:02 p.m. ET. According to Glazer, the Seahawks and Vikings have agreed to a trade involving draft choices and pending Harvin passing a physical examination. NFL.com 's Ian Rapoport subsequently reported at 1:10 p.m. ET that Harvin was en route to Seattle and that a deal was done.

My thoughts on Harvin and Seattle, as posted earlier Monday:

"Seattle has salary-cap flexibility and ample trade ammunition via 10 draft choices, second-most in the NFL. In a perfect world, adding more of a downfield perimeter threat might make more sense than adding Harvin.

"Still, the Seahawks have demonstrated a willingness to pay for young free agents on offense (Sidney Rice, Zach Miller). The team could use another weapon for quarterback Russell Wilson.

"Coach Pete Carroll frequently says he values players with unique skill sets. His defense is filled with players unusually proportioned or otherwise equipped for their positions. His quarterback is unconventional. Harvin is truly a unique player in the NFL. He has scored touchdowns rushing, receiving and in the return game. He can line up just about anywhere in the formation, from the slot to running back.

"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. Imagine the options for an offense featuring Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Harvin, Rice, Golden Tate and Miller."

I don't know what the Seahawks would give up in the deal, or what they would pay Harvin. But I think the deal makes a great deal of sense for some of the reasons outlined above, and a few outlined below.

Seattle stepped into a championship window last season with Wilson's development as a top quarterback. Wilson will play the next couple seasons under the bargain-basement contract he signed as a rookie third-round draft choice. Having relatively little money tied up in Wilson and very little tied up on the NFL's top-ranked scoring defense gives the team flexibility that won't exist to the same degree in a few years.

Harvin comes with some baggage. He has been a high-maintenance player for various reasons while with Minnesota. However, Carroll is a flexible coach. Harvin will come to Seattle knowing Bevell and Rice, who were with him in Minnesota. He'll get to grow with Wilson, who has already shown himself to be a dynamic leader.

The Seahawks have credibility in making this move. They've made very few bad ones under Carroll and general manager John Schneider. Wilson's presence as a dynamic player and leader puts Seattle in position to maximize its investment in Harvin.
http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/936...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#5 Mar 11, 2013
Seattle sends this years first round pick and a 7th rounder as well as a mid-round pick next year for Harvin. Win-win for both
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#6 Mar 11, 2013
Vikings get three picks for Harvin
Eight years ago, the Vikings traded receiver Randy Moss to the Raiders for a first-round pick, a seventh-round pick, and linebacker Napoloeon Harris.

Now, the Vikings have parlayed Percy Harvin into a first-rounder, a seventh-rounder, and a mid-round selection in 2014, according to Jay Glazer of FOX.

The first-rounder this time around is 18 spots lower. In 2005, the Vikings wasted the seventh overall selection on Troy Williams, a speed receiver who had the speed but had lots of trouble with the receiving. Lots of trouble.

Moss and Harvin were teammates for a few weeks in 2010, after the Vikings gave up a third-rounder to get Moss back. Some believe that their brief time together helped poison Percy against the purple.

Now that Percy is in Seattle, itíll be interesting to see whether Moss gets interested in jumping from the 49ers to the Seahawks.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/...
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 11, 2013
Good - the Slew can have him.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#8 Mar 11, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
Good - the Slew can have him.
HA!

They cant even afford to keep all these guys past 2013, Seattle was never known for its smarts though

--Huh, we all HATE Seattle-must be all those SB wins,sunshine & warm climate....their NBA team is the best in the western conference...they just play in Oklahoma now, oh and all thr
crime infested murdering dumps as well... Go Seattle!
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#9 Mar 11, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The trade is expected to include the Seahawks' 2013 first-round draft choice being swapped to the Vikings, sources told ESPN.
It also is contingent on Harvin agreeing to a new contract and 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.
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.
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.
Harvin, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, badly sprained his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle last season and didn't play again. The Vikings placed him on season-ending injured reserve a month later.
Harvin made waves last summer when he expressed unhappiness with the organization and requested a trade. By the time training camp arrived, he had simmered down. He went home to Florida for his rehabilitation after he was placed on injured reserve, but coach Leslie Frazier downplayed his absence, noting that others have chosen to do the same.
He started last season playing like a Most Valuable Player award candidate, leading the league in total yards (receiving, rushing and returning) through nine games in 2012 until he was hurt.
Harvin still led the team in receptions (62) and yards receiving (677) despite playing barely half of a season, and he had a kickoff return for a touchdown as well as 96 yards rushing and one score on the ground.
The 24-year-old Harvin has 7,168 all-purpose yards in his four-season career with 29 touchdowns (20 receiving, five return, four rushing). He also has 280 receptions in 54 career games.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9040142/min...
I bet your shaft went limp when you read that news.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#10 Mar 11, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>I bet your shaft went limp when you read that news.
a gayreek likes to talk what a suprise, how's the thalassemia issues going?
The Truth Squad

Rancho Mirage, CA

#13 Mar 11, 2013
Let's see, Flacco loses his favorite receiver Boldin, Wells gets cut from the Cardinals, Hall cut by the Redskins and Harvin getting traded to the Seahawks. All today. Seems like the NFL now is all about cap space, figuring they can get a younger player cheaper than keeping veterans who were getting big money. Welcome to the almighty dollar NFL.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 11, 2013
The Vikings had no wide-outs before this trade, now they have no wide receivers and no Percy Harvin. They better find someone decent in the free agent market, not to mention drafting well.
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#15 Mar 11, 2013
real space ace wrote:
Percy harvin and slew in the same town? Perfect match. I feel for everyone else though.
You and football info ?? Both CLUELESS !!!!
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#17 Mar 11, 2013
Be a better player, than most of the Vikings.

Of course, when you quoted me you said all and lied....
Try it

Ankeny, IA

#19 Mar 11, 2013
Carlos The Cartel wrote:
<quoted text>I'am going to find you. Pain will be your friend. You insult the wrong Mexican.
Lets go CRASSUS
Irish MN

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Mar 11, 2013
DSM Loco needs some kind of life to call his own. This living through others doesn't look so good.
The Truth Squad

Rancho Mirage, CA

#23 Mar 11, 2013
real space ace wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think tomorrow will be quiet for the Vikings? I think so. We are more of a draft team now which I like.
The only draft the Vikings are good at is what comes out of a keg.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#25 Mar 11, 2013
real space ace wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think tomorrow will be quiet for the Vikings? I think so. We are more of a draft team now which I like.
We'll probably sign some young discount types but nothing of substance maybe Amendola at best but definetly not Jennings (thank god) or Wallace
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#28 Mar 11, 2013
real space ace wrote:
<quoted text>I want danario Alexander.
I recommend you wear a condom so you don't give him an STD.
ist

Duluth, MN

#29 Mar 11, 2013
We don't need receivers or quarterbacks. We need someone to give the ball to Peterson on every play. Forget about the passing game. Its not where the coach wants to take this team. We are a running team ONLY.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Mar 11, 2013
The Truth Squad wrote:
<quoted text>
The only draft the Vikings are good at is what comes out of a keg.
I understand you were attempting humor, but it didn't really land. The Vikings got three starters from the 2012 draft and two of them were pro bowl players.
ist

Duluth, MN

#31 Mar 11, 2013
Sorry...we are a running AND field goal scoring team ONLY.

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