Less than 24 hours after tight Rob Gronkowski was traded from the Patriots to the Buccaneers in his return from retirement, former Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin hopes to do the same.
Harvin, who turns 32 in May, told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he's ready to play again.
“I’m ready to return to the NFL,” Harvin said. “I thought I was done, but that itch came back. I’ve been training with a former Olympian. My body is feeling good. Mentally I’m better. My family is good. The timing is right.”
Anderson posted videos of Harvin doing squats and sprinting up a parking ramp, revealing a shredded physique for the former Pro Bowl receiver whose once-promising career was upended by injuries, migraines and an anxiety disorder that he opened up about in a 2018 interview with Sports Illustrated.
Harvin has been out of the NFL since 2016, last playing in a pair of games for the Bills. Before that he suited up with the Seahawks, winning a Super Bowl in 2014 and prior to that he spent time with the Vikings from 2009 until he was traded midway through the 2012 season.
Anderson says Harvin's agent has already began fielding calls from NFL teams looking for veteran wide receiver depth. One team that lacks depth in the wide receiver department is the Vikings, but it's not clear if a reunion is in the realm of possibilities.