Percy Harvin’s season is over after the Buffalo Bills placed the receiver on the Injured Reserve list with a hip injury. Cornerback Leodis McKelvin was activated to take Harvin’s roster spot.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 7, 2015
The oft-injured Harvin got off to a hot start in his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings, but rumors of rifts in the locker room sent him packing to Seattle (they showed up there, too), which paid a king’s ransom to land him in a trade. Harvin hardly touched the field (hip injury) but did manage to make an impact in the team’s final game, which just so happened to be Super Bowl XLVIII.
From Seattle, Harvin went to New York to play with the Jets in a trade of far less value that what the Seahawks paid out to land him originally. He played well for the half season spent with the club, catching 29 passes for 350 yards and one touchdown and another 110 yards on the ground.
Seeing the potential for a breakout campaign, the Buffalo Bills gave Harvin a one-year, $6 million deal with $3 million up front, almost completely guaranteed. Needless to say, they aren’t seeing much in the way of a return on that money. Harvin, ready “to explode” before the season, fizzled out with 19 catches for 218 yards and one touchdown.
One wonders if Harvin will ever play out another season again. In this way, he’s become the Darren McFadden of the NFL’s receiving world.