Minneapolis, MN – Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is unhappy and reportedly wants out of Minnesota.
According to multiple media outlets, including the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Harvin has requested a trade. The Florida product is entering the fourth year of a five-year, $12.05 million deal.
Harvin talked about his frustration with several unspecified issues when he spoke to the media following Tuesday's mini-camp practice.
"It's different issues," said Harvin on Tuesday. "I'm just not happy. I won't go into how unhappy... I'm just overall not happy with a couple situations and hopefully, they can be worked out."
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman met with reporters on Wednesday to talk about Harvin's comments.
"We have no interest at all in trading Percy Harvin," Spielman said. "We drafted Percy Harvin here, he's a key part of our organization and a key part of our football team. Any issues that are out there or are reported, we always handle those internally and will continue to handle those internally."
The wideout apparently wants the team to rework the final two years of his rookie contract, which he signed in 2009. Harvin is scheduled to make $915,000 and $1.55 million over the final two years, respectively. With potential bonuses, those two years could be worth around $2.5 million.
Harvin, who had minor shoulder surgery during the offseason, has been a key member of the Vikings since coming into the league. He made an immediate impact by catching 60 passes for 790 yards and six touchdowns in 2009.
The 5-foot-11, 184-pounder has amassed 218 receptions, 2,625 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns in 45 games with Minnesota. Harvin has also returned 98 kickoffs for 2,609 yards and four scores, and was selected to the Pro Bowl as a return specialist in 2009.
"It's part of the NFL," Spielman added. "There's always going to be some players where you have to deal with specific issues and you have to deal with them internally, get them resolved and move forward."