Report: Percy Harvin requests trade away from Vikings, again
Get the 1500 ESPN SportsWire delivered to your inbox daily, and keep up with all the news in Twin Cities Sports
The volatile receiver previously requested a trade during the Vikings' June minicamp before recanting after a conversation with coach Leslie Frazier, with whom Harvin subsequently clashed on multiple occasions last season.
Harvin, 24, was among the NFL's leaders in receptions and a darkhorse MVP candidate before suffering an ankle injury on Nov. 4 at Seattle that landed him on injured reserve about a month later. He left the team to rehabilitate in Florida and hasn't spoken publicly since.
Final accounting completed last week set Harvin's base salary at $2.755 million in 2013, the final season of his rookie contract. But he has made clear as far back as last summer he expects a new deal and reportedly will refuse to report to training camp if he doesn't get it.
NFL sources told 1500ESPN.com last month Harvin is seeking to be one of the NFL's highest-paid receivers and his contract demands, not the compensation the Vikings want in return, is the primary roadblock in the way of any potential trade.
Yahoo! Sports recently reported Harvin is seeking a contract closer to Calvin Johnson's eight-year, $132 million contract -- the richest ever for a receiver -- than the five-year contracts signed by Dwayne Bowe and Vincent Jackson that both average a little more than $11 million a season.