Greg Barnett, the agent for veteran WR Percy Harvin, announced Tuesday that his client is coming out of retirement and is re-signing with the Bills.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Harvin’s contract will pay him $1 million over the remaining eight games of the regular season and includes incentives.
My client Percy Harvin has come out of retirement to sign with the Buffalo Bills for the remainder of the season!
— Greg Barnett (@gbo74) November 1, 2016
Rex Ryan said of the decision to re-sign Harvin:
“Percy is a guy that worked so hard. It’s either full speed (or nothing), and sometimes you try to back him down a little bit, but that’s why last year he was so frustrated that he wasn’t able to contribute more to our team. He just needed some time away from the game to get healed up. So hopefully we catch lightning in a bottle so to speak and Percy is back to himself.”
This comes as a surprise, given that Harvin informed the Bills back in April that he was retiring from the NFL, due to knee and hip injuries.
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.
Over the course of his seven years in the NFL, Harvin totaled 515 receptions for 4,020 yards receiving to go along with 916 yards rushing on 145 carries (6.3 YPC) and 27 total touchdowns.