The Buffalo Bills signed free agent wide receiver Percy Harvin to add more speed to their intriguing offense that could be one of the most improved in the NFL.
Percy Harvin and the Buffalo Bills agreed to a one-year deal to keep the dynamic playmaker in the AFC East after playing the second half of last season with the New York Jets, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Harvin, 26, had a great visit in Buffalo that lasted more than two days, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson who said Harvin felt comfortable with the organization but were careful in not getting too confident about their chances to sign him considering he wanted to do his due diligence and check out other teams and his desire to play with an elite quarterback.
The Bills don’t have an elite quarterback on the roster with E.J. Manuel and Matt Cassel vying for the starting job in Buffalo, but money and an opportunity to rehab his value on this prove-it deal could have been the overriding factor for Harvin to sign with Buffalo.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora tweeted earlier in the week that he thinks Harvin is seeking a one-year deal to prove his value and hit the free agent market this time next year, so he was spot on with that and Harvin is in a good place to rehab his worth if the Bills get average play from the quarterback position.
The Bills have the potential to be a prolific offense with last year’s first round pick Sammy Watkins poised for superstardom and LeSean McCoy coming over via trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, but the biggest question is at the game’s most important position.
Harvin caught 51 passes for 483 yards and one touchdown with the Seattle Seahawks and Jets last year and added 202 rushing yards on 33 carries for a 6.1 yards per carry average and another score in 13 games. Harvin also ran back 32 kicks for 778 yards.
The New England Patriots also reportedly were interested in Harvin.
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