Report: Team source says holdout isn't Harvin's best option

2:48 PM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The future of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin continues to a popular topic this offseason.

A report on Wednesday from Josina Anderson on ESPN.com quotes a source with the Vikings that says a holdout would not be his best option.

"As far as holding out, that's not something that I've heard he definitely will do at this point," the source told Anderson. "But I wouldn't be surprised if they're throwing out threats -- that's what agents do.

ProFootballTalk.com reported on Monday that Harvin was planning to stay away from team workouts and training camp if he doesn't get a new contract.

Harvin is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He's set to make $2.9 million in 2013.

The high-ranking Vikings source told Anderson that Harvin classifies himself among the NFL's top wideouts and likely expects similar contracts to players like Detroit's Calvin Johnson and Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald.

"I do know at his production, when he was healthy, he was producing along with Larry and Calvin and those guys. I could see Harvin's agent making the argument that he deserves their type of pay," the source told Anderson.

Harvin sprained his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle and didn't play again last season.

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