Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin has appeared in just 27 regular season games in the last four NFL seasons and was rumored earlier this year to be considering retirement, but head coach Rex Ryan told reporters on Monday that he believes Harvin wants to continue his playing career next year.
Rex Ryan thinks Percy Harvin wants to keep playing football based on the interactions he's had with him since Harvin went on IR.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) December 28, 2015
You may recall that Harvin signed a three-year contract with the Bills last offseason, but that it voided after the first year for salary cap reasons. After the Bills placed Harvin on Injured Reserve in October, it was presumed that Harvin's Bills career was over. But if Harvin does want to continue his career, the Bills and Ryan might be one of the few teams willing to give him another shot - albeit at a lower salary than the $6 million he earned in 2015.
Harvin will turn 28 this coming May. In five games with the Bills this season, he caught 19 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown, and added 31 rushing yards on five carries. He battled hip and knee injuries throughout his abbreviated 2015 campaign, and his long-standing history with injuries will be a concern for any team that signs him this offseason.