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Seattle Seahawks Trade WR Percy Harvin To New York Jets

The Seattle Seahawks agreed to send wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick on Friday, as reported by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer via Twitter.

Harvin was traded to the Seahawks from the Minnesota Vikings right before the 2013 season for a first, third and seventh round pick. Then Seattle signed him to a 6-year, $67-million deal. Harvin sat out most of the 2013 season after having hip surgery, but did return in time to make an impact in the Super Bowl. When all is said and done, Harvin only played in 10 games for the Hawks.

Harvin has 225 total yards this season and was held to negative yards on six touches in last Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The week before he did impress with three touchdowns on big plays vs. the Washington Redskins, but every score was called back due to penalties. Harvin also has 12 kickoff returns for 283 yards so far this year.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio speculates a fracture between Harvin and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was the motivation for the trade.

"While the truth may never fully emerge, initial indications suggest that there was stress between Harvin and quarterback Russell Wilson, with Wilson feeling too much pressure to get the ball to Harvin," Florio writes. "That pressure surely came from only one person — Percy."

Harvin will join Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley in the Jets' lackluster receiving corps with second-year signal caller Geno Smith struggling to get the passing game going. New York is averaging a league-worst 185.4 yards passing per game in 2014.

The former Florida wideout is only taking a small step down though; the Seahawks are second-worst in the NFL averaging only 186 yards passing per game.


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