Jets acquire WR Percy Harvin from Seahawks

For fans wondering what Jets General Manager John Idzik was planning to do with over $20 million in salary cap room, they finally got an answer.

According to Fox Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer, the Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a 2015 conditional pick.

According to ESPN's John Clayton, the conditional pick will range from a second-to a fourth-rounder.

But according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the pick is a sixth-rounder that at best can turn into a fourth-rounder.

According to CBS and CBSSports.com NFL insider Jason La Canfora, Harvin is signed through the year 2018 but all of his guaranteed money will be paid to him this year.

So if for whatever reason, Harvin isn’t a fit, the Jets would be able to maintain cap flexibility going forward.

Harvin currently has 22 catches for 133 receiving yards on the season but no receiving touchdowns. Although he did have three touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing) nullified by penalties in the Seahawks 27-17 week five win against Washington.

When healthy, Harvin, is an impact player in many phases of the game from kick returning, to receiving and even in the running game as evidenced by his 11 rushes for 92 yards and one touchdown.

He has recently been battling a thigh injury and did not practice on Thursday and was listed as questionable for the Seahawks' game on Sunday.

Harvin brings a much-needed upgrade to a struggling Jets wide receiver core. Jets wide receivers not named Eric Decker only accounted for just three of Geno Smith’s 20 completions in yesterday’s loss to the New England Patriots.

Update:

The Jets have officially announced they have traded for Harvin and cut wide receiver David Nelson.

“Percy is a versatile, dynamic player who has been productive on offense and special teams,” said Idzik to newyorkjets.com. “We’re excited about adding him to the Jets."

Nelson, Harvin's college teammate at Florida had two touchdown catches last year in 12 games but has not produced at that same level this year registering only eight receptions in six games with no touchdowns and two fumbles.


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