Percy Harvin is coming out of retirement to suit up again for the Buffalo Bills. Harvin is the super-talented receiver who back in 2014 got tossed out of the winning Seattle Seahawks locker room for what many perceived as insubordination. Harvin was reportedly at odds with his quarterback — and the Seahawks had everything riding on Russell Wilson. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman said then that it was conflict with Wilson that got Harvin “fitted to an ejector seat.”
At ESPN, Chris Mortenson called it differently, but not much. He said the Seahawks “team gave up” on Harvin, not Wilson. Wilson apparently “wanted to help Percy Harvin with anger & trust issues.” By bringing Harvin out of retirement, the Bills seem to be saying those issues — if they were ever really present — are gone now. Or at least that Harvin’s alleged issues won’t be a locker room distraction. Harvin retired early last spring at age 28 with a knee injury. He retired as a Bill, after stints with the Seahawks, the Jets and the Vikings. He’s scored 22 touchdowns and has a career 4,020 yards receiving.
Despite speculation, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson actually wanted to help Parcy Harvin w anger & trust issues. Team gave up, not Wilson
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 19, 2014