(1090 The Fan) – The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to exchange one-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Percy Harvin for draft picks from the Seahawks, according to CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman.
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Vikings have agreed to trade the unhappy receiver to Seattle for a package that includes the Seahawks’ first-round draft pick in April. The person requested anonymity because the deal will not be official until Harvin passes a physical.
Seahawks’ Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch tweeted his excitement following the news of the trade:
@percy_harvin Let’s do work bra bra
— MarshawnLynch (@MoneyLynch) March 11, 2013
Should the trade go through, Harvin, who turns 25 in May, will have the luxury of being familiar with Seattle’s offensive system. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell coached Harvin for two years in Minnesota as the offensive coordinator there before joining the Hawks’ squad. Additionally, Pete Carroll has loved Harvin since he recruited him in high school (the only place other than Florida that Harvin visited was USC, with Carroll coaching), according to CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman.
The Virginia-native was a first-round pick by the Vikings in 2009 NFL Draft. Harvin nearly broke the 1,000 receiving yards mark in 2011 with 967.
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-Chris Coyle, 1090 The Fan
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