EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman met with reporters Tuesday and formally confirmed his team's trade of leading receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, a deal that stripped Minnesota of its second-best offensive player and the top talent at a position that already needed to be addressed.
Spielman wouldn't get into specifics about the reason for trading Harvin, though it's widely understood the receiver forced his way out through a series of confrontations with coaches, contract demands and trade requests. In his wake, Harvin left a receiving core that consisted only of Jarius Wright, Stephen Burton, rehabbing Greg Childs and practice-squad player Chris Summers.
If anyone expected Spielman to mention Tuesday how he will fortify the weakest position on the roster, he wasn't willing to offer any particular insight.
"I don't think you panic because you don't line up and play until August," Spielman said. "There are so many things that happen ...