By Eric Schmidt

Lacking speed at the wide receiver position and the futures of Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker up in the air, will the New England Patriots work out a trade for Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin? The Patriots might not want to match a deal for Welker, despite his success with the Patriots organization over the last several years. New England might only be willing to offer up a two-year deal, but it’s likely that Welker is going to want more, seeing as this will be his last big payday at this stage in his career.

CBS Minnesota is reporting sources telling reporter Mike Max that a trade is coming for Harvin. Max reports that the reason Harvin left the team this year was not due to injury but in fact because of a tirade Harvin unleashed on his head coach Leslie Frazier. Max also reports that Harvin had a similar incident with former Vikings head coach Brad Childress.

That behavior might scare off some coaches, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick should be able to handle Harvin. It’s no secret that Belichick is a fan of Harvin and he would be a significant upgrade for the Patriots offense.

It is speculated that the Vikings might be asking for a second-round pick in exchange for the receiver. Harvin will be playing in the last year of his rookie contract in 2013.

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