Report: New York Jets to Release Percy Harvin

By Alan Schechter

With the news this morning about the acquisition of Brandon Marshall, this was inevitable, but this report was coming sooner or later.

Ian Rappaport is reporting that the Jets are set to part ways with WR/KR Percy Harvin.  In 2014, Percy Harvin was acquired by the Jets from the Seahawks and played eight games in Green and White.  Harvin did post 29 receptions for 350 yards with the Jets, scoring once.  He ran back kickoffs as well, taking one back for 65 yards.

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Harvin, under his present deal, was set to make over $10 million against the cap in 2015, which has been well-documented.  All reports had been that he was unwilling to take a pay cut, so the search was on for his replacement.  The acquisition of Brandon Marshall earlier today made Percy Harvin the odd man out, and that is where he will be going.

Harvin is younger than Brandon Marshall, but the comparison of production is not close.  Until getting hurt last season, Marshall has been dominant for many years in the NFL, and was showing no real signs of slowing.  His number against the cap is lower, so if he is behaving himself, which he admittedly has not always done, this is a no-brainer.

See ya Percy.