Percy Harvin is set to come out of retirement to rejoin a depleted Buffalo Bills roster, according to agent Greg Barnett.
The #Bills have officially signed WR Percy Harvin (again), this time out of retirement, and placed S Aaron Williams on Injured Reserve.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2016
Percy Harvin Comes Out of Retirement, Rejoins Buffalo Bills
NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports that Harvin signed a $1 million/eight game deal. The incentive based contract seems lucrative for a wide out who hasn’t seen an NFL snap in over 13 months. The deal is a response to the heavily injured receiving corps in Buffalo. Greg Salas and Sammy Watkins are currently on injured reserve, while Brandon Tate and Marquise Goodwin are returning from concussion protocol.
Harvin also did work out of the backfield during his career. The 28-year-old has amassed almost 1,000 rushing yards over his career. Running back LeSean McCoy also sat out last week, and it is unclear whether he will be able to suit up against the Seattle Seahawks in week nine. Reggie Bush also missed time last game, with his status also up in the air. It is very possible for Harvin to be seen working in and out of the backfield.
Harvin’s career stats consist of 351 receptions for 4,020 yards and 22 touchdowns. He spent the first four years of his career in Minnesota, where he became a fan favorite and league sensation due to his kick returning presence. Harvin was a prolific kick returner while he played, scoring six return touchdowns and averaging 27.2 yards per return. He was traded to Seattle in 2013, where he missed most of the year due to a hip injury. After tension in Seattle, he was traded to the New York Jets. Harvin only caught 29 passes for 350 yards, and was released after the Jets signed Brandon Marshall. Harvin was signed by Buffalo in 2015, only playing five games before being put on injured reserve.