Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Harvin's future with the Vikes
By Tom Carpenter
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said on 1500 ESPN Tuesday that he met recently with wide receiver Percy Harvin, who has gotten over the ankle injury that cut his 2012 campaign short.
The exit physical "went well. He's fine," Frazier said. "He's cleared. So, all that was good. All the medicals were good."
Harvin didn't require surgery to repair his ankle, so it sounds like he should be good to go for offseason workouts. The lingering questions revolve around Harvin's long-term relationship with his coach and his long-term contract situation. Frazier said the two of them "had a good conversation. We talked, and it was good conversation. So, hopefully, everything will work out."
Despite that positive statement by Frazier, ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert thinks that the Harvin-Vikings saga is far from over:
Kevin SeifertBBAO: Percy Harvin and the offseason
"That, of course, stops well short of suggesting the Vikings are prepared to offer Harvin a contract extension that would alleviate some of the previous tension between him and the team. Harvin has one year remaining on his deal. You wonder if he will participate in the Vikings' offseason program if he is unsigned. I'm guessing this will be a story we'll be monitoring for months."