Percy Harvin was recently at Winter Park for his exit physical and Leslie Frazier, as usual, calmly assessed the situation.
“It went well. He’s fine. He’s cleared,” Frazier said. “All the medical was good.”
This indicates that Harvin’s ankle sprain should be a non-issue moving forward, but the more pressing question surrounding Harvin is whether or not he’ll be playing as a member of the Minnesota Vikings or some other team in 2013.
Frazier said that his star receiver was in a “good frame of mind” during his time at winter park. “We’ll see where it goes from there,” he added.
It was also recently reported that Harvin hit escalators in his contract that will nearly double his currently scheduled salary for 2013. He is now scheduled to earn $2.9 million under his current deal, but there is no reason to expect him to step foot on a football field during the upcoming season unless he is under the terms and conditions of a brand new deal.
As far as Harvin goes, I will still direct you to this article that I penned quite some time ago. Nothing has really changed since then, other than Harvin’s salary.
Harvin isn’t the only player that got a boost next year from unlocking incentives. Chris Cook, Joe Webb, Everson Griffen, and Toby Gerhart are all members of the 2010 Draft class and each unlocked a salary increase that will bring them each to $650,000. Cook also unlocked a $1 million roster bonus and will carry a cap hit of $2.305 in 2013.
Meanwhile, with Harvin getting healthy again, two of his teammates recently went under the knife. Punter Chris Kluwe had his knee cleaned up because of some loose cartilage. The Vikings signed punter T.J. Conley to a reserve/future contract, but it is unlikely that Kluwe’s surgery cuts into any of his offseason practice time.
Jared Allen also had surgery, the first of his football career, due to a torn labrum that he played with through the entire 2012 season. Allen delayed the surgery so that he could participate in the Pro Bowl, but he is still expected to be ready to go by the time training camp rolls around.