Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been medically cleared by the team after suffering a damaging ankle sprain during the NFL regular season. Head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters, “It went well. He’s fine. He’s cleared. All the medical was good,” when asked about Harvin’s condition.
While medically cleared to participate in offseason workouts with the team, it remains how active Harvin will be in the offseason with his team. Harvin, 24, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and has publicly stated his desire for a new contract. Reports suggest that Harvin wants a new deal upwards of the one secured by free agent WR Vincent Jackson received from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season.
Although he struggled with migraine headaches early on in his career, Harvin has emerged as quite a threat on the field. Harvin appeared in just nine games for the Minnesota Vikings in 2012 but still managed to record 62 receptions for 677 yards and three touchdowns.
The first order of business for the Vikings this offseason is going to have to be getting a restructuring done of DE Jared Allen’s contract. Allen counts $17 million against the cap for the Vikings next season.
It will be interesting to watch the drama unfold in the coming weeks and months between the Vikings organization and Harvin. Alos likely watching with interest is New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
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