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Tampa Bay Buccaneers could trade for Percy Harvin


07:09 PM ET 02.14 | It was reported today that the Vikings have had enough with Percy Harvin, and will likely look to trade him this offseason. A report from a local Minnesota news outlet states that Harvin and head coach Leslie Frazier had a "blowup" and are not on good terms, and therefore the team is looking to move on without Harvin on the team. Harvin was well on his way to a 1000-yard season in 2012 before injuries, and an apparent issue with the head coach, ended his year prematurely. So is this a player the Buccaneers should pursue in a trade? There are teams out there that will have a bigger need at the wide receiver position than the Buccaneers, but that shouldn't prohibit the Bucs from entering discussions with the Vikings. Harvin is a dynamic athlete who runs good routes and shows excellent hands, and also contributes well as a return man. He would be an great fit in the slot for Tampa Bay, as he would be able to stretch the field and find seams in defenses, forcing opponents to focus on the speed of Harvin matched up against a nickel or dime defensive back. This would potentially open up more space for Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, as any of the three receivers could make a play deep down the field. Defenses would have a nightmare of a time accounting for all three receiving options for the Buccaneers if this trade were to go down.

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February 14, 2013  10:12 PM ET

If available Percy is the pick of the litter!!!

February 14, 2013  10:14 PM ET

Harvin has a tremendous amount of potential, but is not easy to coach! He would be the best of the lot if healthy!

February 14, 2013  11:11 PM ET

Pardon the pun, but he could prove to be a big headache!

February 15, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Don't they have enough injured players there ?

February 15, 2013  09:47 AM ET

What a STUPID title for an a post. Any team COULD trade for him.

February 15, 2013  02:01 PM ET

Just a bunch of blather from an uninformed blogger.

February 16, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Harvin can't stay healthy and he always seems to be at odd with his coach. Great talent but he needs to go somewhere that is a bit more veteran laden so his antics can be checked and he won't be such a bad influence on the young players. Harvin needs to be under a coach/team leader that won't stand for his craziness. I do not like the Pats but he would be a good fit there talent wise.


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