Percy Harvin is the Minnesota Vikings top receiver, but to hear general manager Rick Spielman tell it, he's not going to cater to him.
Harvin is in the final year of his original rookie deal, but many think Harvin at some point before training camp will start making noise about being resigned. With a possible holdout looming, the Vikings are trying to get a pulse on Harvin, but won't dance his dance.
Coach Leslie Frazier said last week Harvin was in a ‘good frame of mind,’ obviously dancing around a powder keg that could explode at anytime. Spielman wasn’t going to soft shoe the subject; in fact he drew a clear picture of what his frame of mind is, but he spins it both ways:
"I'm not going to say what's going to happen this off-season," Spielman said, "because he is going in to the last year of his contract. But right now, where we're at, Percy Harvin is a member of this football team and he is a very good football player. We don't like to get rid of good football players," via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com.
"Percy Harvin is a blue-chip player and he is a game-changer. In fact he was on track to be a potential MVP. We were very fortunate to have two players, and we had one that did win the MVP award [Adrian Peterson]. So we're very fortunate to have two players of that caliber on our football team."