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Percy Harvin asks the Vikings to trade him

Percy Harvin

Minnesota Vikings NFL football wide receiver Percy Harvin is shown during opening day of minicamp Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin hinted on Tuesday that he’s not happy in Minnesota, and now he has asked to be traded.

The Associated Press reports that Harvin has requested a trade from the Vikings. However, the report says the Vikings don’t expect to grant that request because the team still views Harvin as one of its most talented players, despite the occasional headaches (literal and figurative) that his presence brings.

Harvin arrived in Minnesota as a first-round draft pick in 2009 and has shown great playmaking ability as a receiver, runner and return man, although he has also been an unhappy camper at times, and he’s been hampered by migraine headaches. Harvin has two more years left on his contract and is scheduled to make $915,000 this year and $1.5 million next year, and he likely views himself as underpaid, although he declined to get into specifics about whether his contract is the reason he’s unhappy.

Ultimately, it seems likely that Harvin will play this season in Minnesota, and will do so under his current contract. And will remain unhappy.