Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is back in the NFL.
The Buffalo Bills made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The team says Harvin, 28, will return in an effort to fortify their receiving corps, which had just three healthy wideouts.
"We always keep every option open and it was one of those things with his familiarity with our offense that we decided to see where he is," said Bills GM Doug Whaley. "After that step credit to [Senior VP of Football Administration] Jim Overdorf who spoke to Harvin's agent. His agent reached out to Percy and here we are now."
The injuries to Buffalo's receivers have taken a toll on the team's passing attack – which now ranks 31st in the league.
Harvin, who played for the Bills last season, knows the coaches, the players and the offense, and he's shown an ability to be explosive.
Harvin played for the Vikings from 2009-2012, was the NFL's offensive rookie of the year in 2009, and also was an early-season league MVP candidate in 2012 before an ankle injury ended his season.
He was traded to Seattle during that offseason, where injuries forced him to miss most of 2013. He also didn't last very long during a brief stop with the New York Jets or with Buffalo, before retiring.
But now, in typical Harvin form, he's back.
"It was more about me just taking time off to let my body heal and mentally heal, I was able to do that," Harvin told reporters Tuesday. "Another chance came and I took it and ran with it."
Pro Football Talk notes that Harvin has a history of being unpredictable though– so who really knows how long his return to the NFL will last for.