Harvin said Wednesday that he plans to come out of retirement and attempt a return to the NFL, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Harvin initially decided to retire after the 2015 season but then played a couple of games for the Bills in November 2016. He's set to turn 32 in May, four years removed from his last NFL appearance and nine years removed from his career-best 2011 campaign with the Vikings. Harvin could draw some interest as a slot receiver and return specialist, but he'll need to battle for a spot on a 53-man roster if he ends up signing with an NFL franchise. His lengthy medical record is highlighted by chronic hip injuries and migraines, with Harvin playing only 30 games for four different teams between 2012 and 2016. He reportedly weighs 185 pounds, which is seven pounds below what he checked in at during the 2009 NFL Combine weight and about 15 pounds shy of his listed playing weight for most of his career.
Despite rumors that surfaced Monday that Harvin may consider un-retiring, there's been nothing to support that claim.
The 31-year-old came out of retirement the first time to play for Buffalo again in 2016, but he was sidelined after two games by migraines that he had been dealing with throughout his career. Over the course of Harvin's seven-year tenure, he wasn't able to get back to the numbers he put up in Minnesota to begin his career. The speedy wideout logged 87 catches for 967 yards and six touchdowns in 2011, but he was never able to record more than 350 yards in a season after 2012.
Harvin (head) plans to retire, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Harvin came out of retirement to play for the Bills last season, only to be sidelined after two games by the migraines that have bothered him throughout his career. A first-round selection back in 2009, the speedy 28-year-old is apparently calling it quits for good. He isn't fielding offers in free agency -- which may or may not have been the case at this time last year.
Harvin was placed on the Bills' reserve/non-football illness list Monday, ending his season.
Harvin came out of retirement to play a pair of games for the Bills before missing Buffalo's latest couple contests due to severe migraine headaches. With those issues continuing lately, he'll now be shut down for the season, which will presumably result in him considering calling it quits on his injury-troubled career once again.
Harvin (migraine) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Harvin's migraine issues will prevent him playing for a second consecutive week. The Bills are extremely banged up at the wide receiver position, as Robert Woods (knee) is also out this week, and both Sammy Watkins (foot) and Marquise Goodwin (wrist) are injured too. However, it appears the latter two will be able to suit up and lead the Bills' receiving corps in Week 13.
Harvin (illness) was not spotted at Friday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Harvin has not gotten on the practice field since coming down with migraines last Thursday, and it appears that will remain the case Friday. Unless he's able to get some work in behind the scenes over the next couple days, it's looking unlikely that he'll be able to give it a go in Week 13.
Harvin (illness) was not at practice Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
With Harvin still dealing with migraines, his status for Sunday's game against the Raiders looks cloudy. Since Robert Woods is also very iffy for the contest, it looks like the Bills' wideout corps will once again be taxed in Week 13. On the plus side, Sammy Watkins was spotted on the practice field Thursday.
Harvin (illness) won't practice Wednesday.
Harvin has been dealing with migraines of late, an issue that kept him from playing this past Sunday against the Jaguars. That he's not ready to practice as of Wednesday signals that Harvin is not a lock to take the field this weekend against the Raiders. With Robert Woods looking iffy to return this week, Justin Hunter could see an expanded role in the Bills' Week 13 wideout corps, which has been bolstered by the return of Sammy Watkins.
Harvin (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
Once again suffering from migraines, Harvin will sit Sunday's game out, though the team's Week 12 wideout corps will be bolstered by the return to action of Sammy Watkins.
Harvin is not expected to play Sunday against Jacksonville after suffering migraines during the week, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Harvin has had problems with migraines frequently through his career. Harvin's absence could be offset somewhat by the expected return of Sammy Watkins from a foot injury.
Harvin (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
Since it's an illness, we tend to think Harvin might be able to rally and suit up this week. Harvin is still getting up to speed after a year off from football, but his presence is needed with Robert Woods out for at least a week or two, Sammy Watkins no sure thing, and no other option in the receiving corps stepping up all season.
Harvin (illness) was not spotted at Friday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Harvin sat out Thursday's practice due to his illness, and it appears his ailment will cost him another day of action. It remains to be seen if the illness will threaten his availability for Week 12, but the Bills will provide an update on his status following Friday's practice.
Harvin missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
We'll revisit the wideout's status Friday, but we suspect that he'll recover in time to play Sunday against the Jaguars. Harvin was on the field for 46 of the Bills' 65 snaps on offense in Week 11, en route to catching two passes for six yards. He remains a speculative fantasy play at this stage, but with the injuries the Bills have been dealing with at wideout, there's an opportunity for Harvin's role in the team's offense to expand in the coming weeks.
Harvin caught two of four targets for six yards, and rushed once for 11 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Harvin was involved offensively, but nobody in the Bills passing game did much of consequence in this low-scoring affair. While the veteran wideout will continue to be given plenty of opportunities, quarterback Tyrod Taylor hasn't been able to sustain a single solid receiver all season.
Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn says that Harvin is "probably going to start" against Cincinnati this week, Joe Buscaglia or WKBW.com reports. However, Lynn also went on to say that Harvin, just re-signed Nov. 1, will likely be held to a limited play count.
The team is likely looking to inject some excitement into its passing game, where the Bills rank last in the league in gross passing yards. We'd guess that Marquise Goodwin and Justin Hunter will still sneak on some looks from Tyrod Taylor, while Robert Woods remains the main receiver. We're still far from endorsing Harvin as a smart fantasy play given his time off, injury-prone nature, and clear lack of role (or full play count) in the offense, but at this stage he's probably worth a dart for the end of your bench.
Harvin is not listed on the Bills' Week 11 injury report.
After seeing 21 snaps and zero targets in his season debut in Week 9, Harvin suggests that he may be in for an uptick in reps this Sunday against the Bengals, NFL.com reports. A rash of injuries at the wideout position prompted the Bills to lure Harvin out of retirement, but we'd like to see him get a full and productive game in before recommending him as a fantasy lineup candidate. Conditioning and rust could still be issues for Harvin at this time, but on the plus side, the wideout believes that he's "over the edge as far as the knee and hip" issues that affected him last season.
Harvin did not participate during Monday's practice.
We'll see if the re-signed veteran returns for the team's first official practice of the week Wednesday, as no reason was given for Harvin's Monday absence, nor is the team required to provide one. We're seeing Harvin picked up in a number of leagues, though we believe that until further proof emerges, that's a risky proposition. He hasn't played a real game in over a year, and it's not clear yet what his role will be on offense, nor has there been any indication he'll be given starter's snaps.
Bills coach Rex Ryan is hopeful that Harvin's role can increase in the coming weeks, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Harvin played 21 snaps in Buffalo's pre-bye week loss to the Seahawks, which came just days after he re-signed with the team following a brief retirement. Although Harvin didn't get any touches in that return to action, coach Ryan anticipates the wideout earning a larger workload as he rounds into football shape, which should help his fantasy value as the season unfolds.
Harvin is expected to play during Monday's tilt against the Seahawks according to coach Rex Ryan.
Harvin could be in line to jump right out of retirement and into game action Week 9 with several injuries haunting many of the Bills' receivers. He may be somewhat limited in terms of snap count during his first game back, but may be able to better connect with the offensive crew following the team's Week 10 bye.
Harvin has decided to come out of retirement to re-sign with the Bills, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, citing league sources.
This is an unexpected move to be sure, but the Bills have been absolutely decimated at receiver and coach Rex Ryan has always liked Harvin. We'll see what kind of football shape he's in, but given the demands of the team right now, he could be given a depth role right away, filling in during certain offensive packages while factoring in with the return game, especially if Brandon Tate (concussion) misses time.