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Dont look for unhappy Harvin getting happy in Chicago

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Dont look for unhappy Harvin getting happy in Chicago

Minnesota Vikings receiverreturnerrusher Percy Harvin was clear on Tuesday that he wants to be traded out of the Twin Cities.

"I'm just not happy, Harvin said, without going into the reasons.

Harvin is under contract for the next two years and is coming off a year in which he caught 87 passes (sixth in the NFL) and, like Brandon Marshall, had six TD catches. He was 22nd in the league in yards from scrimmage with 1,312.

Without question, Harvin is an upgrade for any NFL roster, even the one in Chicago that added Marshall and drafted Alshon Jeffery for an instant passing offense.

But there are two major forget-its for the Bears:

The Vikings have virtually nothing else in their receiver corps beyond Harvin. They just drafted Matt Kalil to be their franchise left tackle with an eye toward keeping Christian Ponder upright so Ponder has time to pass.

They will not be giving away the one real target for Ponder.

And second, they will absolutely not be trading Harvin to a division rival. Period.

An interesting prospect, but best guess is that the Bears will still be worried this season about stopping Harvin rather than ways to get him the ball.

Under Center Podcast: What should we expect from Mitch Trubisky vs. New Orleans?

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Under Center Podcast: What should we expect from Mitch Trubisky vs. New Orleans?

JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and John "Moon" Mullin look at the likelihood Mitch Trubisky returns on Sunday against the Saints, and what the Bears should expect from him when he comes back (02:00). Plus, JJ is concerned about how the Bears can attack standout Saints CB Marshon Lattimore (09:00) while Moon and Cam dive into what positions need to be better to help Mitch out (11:00).

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