Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/19/14

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings smiles from the bench against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is unhappy with their passing game and not his contract. The issues between receiver Percy Harvin and the Vikings have been widely mischaracterized, according to a source close to the team. Harvin’s frustration is based around the scope of the passing game and not his contract. Harvin’s complaints have been about football and not money. While the Vikings have explored contract options for him — as is the norm for any top young player entering the final year of his deal — Harvin’s trade requests have been based on the limitations of Minnesota’s passing game and not his contract, according to the source, who has knowledge of the Vikings’ thinking. Harvin has not complained about his deal to the team and has never threatened to hold out based on his contract. Several reports have misrepresented the nature of Harvin’s concerns and what he has conveyed to the team. Harvin was upset with the Vikings’ offense last offseason.  Then things supposedly were worked out.  I guess things never really changed. If Harvin is really unhappy in Minnesota, he would be smart to play out the final year of his current deal and leave in free agency.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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