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Jets announce trade for receiver Percy Harvin; Seahawks get conditional draft pick

  • In this Oct. 12, 2014, photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin stands on the sideline late in the second half of the Seahawks' 30-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in Seattle. The New York Jets have acquired Harvin from the Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that Harvin, a star in last season's Super Bowl but injury-prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The people spoke anonymously because the deal was not officially announced by either club. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    In this Oct. 12, 2014, photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin stands on the sideline late in the second half of the Seahawks' 30-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in Seattle. The New York Jets have acquired Harvin from the Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that Harvin, a star in last season's Super Bowl but injury-prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The people spoke anonymously because the deal was not officially announced by either club. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) carries the ball past Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) during an NFL football game in Landover, Md. The New York Jets have acquired Harvin from the Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 7, 2014, that Harvin, a star in last season's Super Bowl but injury-prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The people spoke anonymously because the deal was not officially announced by either club. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) carries the ball past Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) during an NFL football game in Landover, Md. The New York Jets have acquired Harvin from the Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 7, 2014, that Harvin, a star in last season's Super Bowl but injury-prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The people spoke anonymously because the deal was not officially announced by either club. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)  (The Associated Press)

The New York Jets announced Saturday they have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick.

Harvin, a star in last season's Super Bowl but injury prone, brings versatility and game-breaking skills to the Jets (1-6).

New York released receiver David Nelson to make room for Harvin.

General manager John Idzik called Harvin a "dynamic player who has been productive on offense and special teams."

The 26-year-old Harvin has played in 60 games with only 47 career starts since being a first-round pick by Minnesota in 2009. He was traded to the Seahawks in 2013, appearing in one regular-season game because of hip surgery. But he ran back the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in Seattle's 43-8 win over Denver in the Super Bowl.

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