The Buffalo Bills announced on Saturday morning that they have placed veteran wide receiver Percy Harvin on Injured Reserve, bringing his 2015 season to an abrupt end. Replacing Harvin on the active roster will be veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin, who has been elevated from the Non-Football Injury list.
Harvin had missed the Bills' last two contests with what was described as a hip injury, although reports also surfaced during that time frame that the oft-injured receiver was considering retirement because of his injury history. He also missed most of training camp because of the same injury, and after the team's bye, he didn't practice all week with, evidently, a knee ailment. His 2015 season ends after just five games, during which he caught 19 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown.
And, as ESPN's Mike Rodak points out, the Bills will have to make a decision about Harvin's contract now that his season is over. Given the details below, it's likely that he will be released at some point.
If Percy Harvin is on the Bills roster 5th day after the Super Bowl, his '16 and '17 seasons will void. Harvin’s time in BUF could be over.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) November 7, 2015
Robert Woods will assume Harvin's place in the starting lineup opposite Sammy Watkins, who has also been dealing with multiple injuries this season. Chris Hogan is likely to see an uptick in playing time, as well.