The New York Jets released wide receiver Percy Harvin on Tuesday, and the now-free agent will be making his first visit with the Buffalo Bills, according to a report from Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports.
Though WR Percy Harvin is in talks with a number of teams, his first visit will be to the #Bills, per a source.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 10, 2015
Harvin spent a portion of the 2014 season playing for Rex Ryan last season; they acquired him in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. In eight games with the Jets, Harvin caught 29 passes for 350 yards, ran the ball 22 times for 110 yards, added 495 kick return yards, and scored one touchdown.
Turning 27 in May, Harvin is entering his seventh season as a pro, and will be playing for his fourth team in 2014. The 5'11", 184-pound speedster is a receiver by trade, but is a capable runner and gadget-type player that would fit snugly into the complicated, run-heavy scheme being installed by Greg Roman. He would add perimeter speed and home run ability to an offense that is about to lose C.J. Spiller in free agency.
Harvin will be a valued commodity on the open market, however, so if the Bills want him, they're going to have to make a hard sell if and when this visit goes down.