GM Rick Spielman: Vikings 'have no intent to trade Percy Harvin'

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

INDIANAPOLIS -- It took roughly 30 seconds for Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to get a Percy Harvin-related question at the 2013 NFL combine. And all he could do was laugh at how quickly it happened.

After that, though, Spielman reiterated that the team doesn't intend to trade Harvin.

"We have no intent to trade Percy Harvin," Spielman said. "Anything related to his contract … will all be kept internally."

Spielman already said the Vikings won't deal Harvin, getting out in front of rumors about Harvin possibly being dealt and potentially holding out before the 2013 season.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported recently that Harvin's angst with the Vikings isn't related to his contract but actually to his playing time.

Spielman briefly touched on the issue of getting Harvin enough touches on a team that features Adrian Peterson as the primary offensive weapon.

"It's a tough balance because of Kyle Rudolph's emergence as a tight end [too]," Spielman said. "I think the more playmakers we can bring, the more it's going to help our young quarterback grow and develop. I don't want to ever say Adrian has to get his touches; Percy has to get his touches."

Harvin finished the year with 84 total touches on the offensive side of things, making 62 catches and running the ball 22 times in 2012.

That's a number, provided Harvin stays healthy, that'll need to increase in 2013 if Spielman wants his star receiver to stay happy.

And the increase will be coming if you believe Spielman.

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