The latest word from some good sources around the NFL is that Harvin, who missed the final seven regular-season games as well as the playoff game because of a serious ankle injury, has told the Vikings that he doesn’t want to play for them and wants to be traded.
However, Harvin is signed through this year, and the Vikings currently are $16 million under the NFL salary cap of $123 million. So they have the resources to give him some money if his salary is the problem.
Rick Spielman, the Vikings general manager, has made it clear that the club won’t trade Harvin. So the Vikings are in the driver’s seat as far as keeping him for the next three seasons.
But if Harvin truly doesn’t want to play here, it will be interesting to see how the Vikings get him in a good frame of mind for next season.
The Vikings are already short on talent at WR, and if Harvin is indeed traded, Minnesota will have to address the position early and often this offseason. Things aren't looking good for QB Christian Ponder.