The three-year contract that wide receiver Percy Harvin signed with the Buffalo Bills last March voided on Friday, meaning that the veteran playmaker is just a few weeks away from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
WGR 550's Sal Capaccio noted the development last week, pointing out that Harvin's contract was only ever a three-year deal for salary cap purposes. It was always fully expected that Harvin's deal would be voided, and the only reason that the Bills worked the extra two years into the original deal was to spread out Harvin's signing bonus to lower their 2015 cap figure.
With the two years now voided, the first (and only) year remaining on the original deal will expire when the new league year begins on March 9. At that point, Harvin will be an unrestricted free agent.
Bills front office executives have spoken about the wide receiver position in recent weeks; the team is keeping the door open for a potential Harvin re-signing if he is healthy enough to do so, but the team also seems to want to upgrade at that position, as well.
In five games before landing on IR last season, Harvin caught 19 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown, and also carried the ball five times for 31 yards.