Percy Harvin recently returned to the Minnesota Vikings to complete a routine end-of-year exit physical that most players go through the day after the season ends.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, visiting with the “Judd & Dubay Show” on 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities said that the wide receiver checked out fine medically after a serious ankle injury forced him to miss much of the second half of the season. He had gone home to Florida to rehabilitate the ankle so that was the delay in taking the exit physical.
There has been speculation that Harvin, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract, could be done in Minnesota. He’s had a series of issues, including a brief trade demand last spring and recurring migraines before that, the seriousness of which some have questioned at times.
“We definitely had to talk just in general about a lot of things," Frazier said, according to Tom Pelissero. “We had a good conversation. We talked, and it was good conversation. So, hopefully, everything will work out.”
Harvin has a base salary of $2.93 million in 2013 but he is expecting a new contract. Given his volatile nature, it’s worth wondering if the Vikings are inclined to invest in him even though it’s a position they need to enhance further.
“I think the fact that he was able to get healthy -- that's the main thing,” Frazier said. “That puts him in a good frame of mind, and we'll see where it goes from there.”
This situation is worth monitoring moving forward.
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