Percy Harvin excited to work with Russell Wilson

Harvin and his new coach look pretty happy. (USATSI)
Harvin and his new coach look pretty happy. (USATSI)

The first teammate new Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin encountered when he entered Seattle’s headquarters Tuesday was, not surprisingly, quarterback Russell Wilson. Not surprising because, first, Wilson’s work ethic has grown to almost-mythical proportions during his short time in the league and he always seems to be in the building, And second, Wilson immediately began badgering Harvin when his trade from Minnesota was reported.

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“Russell was texting me just as this thing was put together,” Harvin said during his introductory news conference Tuesday evening.

“He was texting me things we were going to do this offseason, working out in California. Those are the things I love. I can tell the guys here love football with a passion. That’s what I’m all about.”

Harvin’s introduction was full of hope from Seattle’s newest receiver, who has been reunited with his old Minnesota teammate Sidney Rice. Harvin talked about how grateful he was for the opportunity. He said he felt blessed. He was in such a good mood that he introduced his girlfriend to the assembled media.

Heck, he even wants to play special teams -- which is the reason why you can say goodbye to Leon Washington.

"He lit up when we mentioned special teams, so we're going to have him do that, too,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

Harvin was asked about his acrimonious ending in Minnesota (he wasn’t asked, however, about how much of it really had to do with the talents of Christian Ponder), but Harvin said he left the Vikings with his relationships intact.

“I had a good four years there,” Harvin said. “We had a playoff run. I got to play with Brett Favre. I got to play with the most dominant back in the game in Adrian Peterson. I got to play with some stars, and I’ll keep those bonds forever. I have great respect for everybody in that program. We had some bumps in the road, but I respected them. But I’m excited to be here.”

As is general manager John Schneider, despite having to give up three draft picks, including a first-rounder, for the rights to Harvin.

“Everybody looks -- and I understand why -- at the compensation, but this is a highly unique player,” Schneider said. “This is kind of a slam dunk for us.”

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