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Percy Harvin Reportedly Will Retire from NFL

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin runs into position against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
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Tim DanielsFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 16, 2017

Free-agent wide receiver Percy Harvin reportedly will retire from the NFL

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Harvin Reportedly Informed Bills He Will Retire

Thursday, April 14

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Harvin informed the Buffalo Bills his NFL career is over.

On April 8, Peter Schrager of reported, per sources, that it was not likely Harvin would play football next season. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk echoed that sentiment, adding that "the driving force primarily is Harvin’s habit of waffling and wavering and flat-out changing his mind, over and over again."

Multiple Teams Reportedly Made Offers to Harvin

Wednesday, March 30

At the time, Florio reported Harvin will "definitely" play next season and said the Bills and other teams have made offers.

Florio noted, citing a source, that "Harvin knows this is his last opportunity to have a major impact in the NFL. As a result, he's looking for the right situation."

Inconsistent Harvin Leaves Behind Interesting NFL Legacy

Harvin shined for Buffalo in his first game with the team last season. He caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in a victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Injury issues once again slowed him down, however, as he appeared in just five contests before a knee problem landed him on injured reserve.

Harvin showed flashes during his NFL career but never quite lived up to his superstar potential.


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