Percy Harvin is a bit of an enigma. The wide receiver hasn't been seen or heard from since the Buffalo Bills placed him on the injured reserve in early November. Although no one knows what's next for Harvin, the Bills would like to bring him back into the fold as long as he's healthy.
Doug Whaley, Bills GM, spoke with WGR-550 on Friday and said the following when asked if he'd like to see Harvin return in 2016:
“Absolutely. No doubt about it,” Whaley said. “Obviously the first thing for Percy is he’s got to get completely healthy. Once he’s healthy we’ll reach out to his guy and explain that we’d like to have him back. I think when he was on the field people took notice and he helped us when Sammy was out. So we would love to have him back.”
Throughout his career, Harvin has dealt with a hip injury and it once again slowed him down in 2015. The combination of his hip and knee was enough for the Bills to pull the plug on his 2015 season.
Before being slowed down by injury, Harvin was helping the Bills on the field. He caught 19 passes for 218 yards and one touchdown in five games played. During these five games, Harvin was targeted 30 times. Only Charles Clay saw more targets (32) over this time.
Bringing Harvin back to Buffalo makes sense for the Bills. He seemed to have chemistry with Tyrod Taylor and was a good citizen in the locker room. When on the field, Harvin has the speed to keep safeties honest which would certainly help Sammy Watkins. At the end of the day, Harvin will likely receive an offer to return to Buffalo if he proves he's healthy. Harvin's health has been an issue his entire career but the Bills could offer him a low salary contract filled with incentives that would work for both parties.null