Harvin also mentioned that he expects to be “full go” this Sunday’s game against the Bengals after he took a “significant” amount of first-team reps during Wednesday’s practice.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported a few weeks ago that Harvin was “happily retired and investigating potential business deals” when the Bills called to see if he would be interested in re-signing the team.
According to La Canfora, Harvin was caught by complete surprise, as he wasn’t trying to maintain football shape in the hope of a possible return. Harvin took 24 hours to consider the Bills’ offer before accepting it and re-signing with the team.
La Canfora says that the idea of bringing Harvin back was first tossed out by Bills senior VP of football administration Bill Overdorf. Initially, the idea of re-signing Harvin was reportedly met with a tepid response from team officials but they came around after the lost a second straight game.
Harvin later flew into Buffalo and took a physical for the team and later signed a contract a few weeks ago.
Harvin, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2009. He spent four years in Minnesota before he was traded to the Seahawks. After an injury filled 2013 season, the Seahawks once again traded him, this time to the Jets.
Harvin signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Bills back in March of last year after the Jets cut him loose, but his agreement officially voided earlier in the year making him an unrestricted free agent.
Harvin informed the Bills back in April that he was retiring from the NFL, due to knee and hip injuries.
In 2016, Harvin has been active for one game but has yet to catch a single pass.