New York Jets release wide receiver Percy Harvin
- Updated: March 11, 2015
The New York Jets released wide receiver Percy Harvin yesterday. Here is the official press release from the organization.
“”Percy is a talented player who has been a model teammate with the Jets,” general manager Mike Maccagnan said. “We’ve made it clear to Percy and his representatives that we are open to a potential return if there is an arrangement that works for both sides, but out of respect for Percy, we want to give him an opportunity to test the market and evaluate his options. We appreciate his patience as we’ve worked through this process.”
Harvin was acquired from the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round draft choice last Oct. 18 following the Thursday night game at New England. He made an immediate impact in the offense and on kickoff returns.
He totaled 194 all-purpose yards in his first game in green and white, against the Bills, then the next game at Kansas City he had 11 receptions for 129 yards, a 65-yard kickoff return, and 225 all-purpose yards. He had one more huge yardage game in Game 13 at Minnesota with six catches for 124 yards and 236 all-purpose yards.
For the season Harvin ended with 29 catches for 350 yards and a touchdown (on a 35-yard pass from Geno Smith against the Vikings) and 110 yards on 22 rushes for 5.0 yards/carry, and he led the team with 495 kickoff-return yards.
Harvin also worked his way through heel, ankle and rib injuries over the second half of the season before missing the season finale at Miami due to injury.”