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Seahawks trade Harvin to Jets

Barry Wilner
AP Pro Football Writer
In this Oct. 12, 2014, photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin stands on the sideline late in the second half of the Seahawks' 30-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in Seattle. The New York Jets have acquired Harvin from the Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that Harvin, a star in last season's Super Bowl but injury-prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The people spoke anonymously because the deal was not officially announced by either club. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks.

Two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Friday that Harvin, a star in last season’s Super Bowl but injury prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The people spoke anonymously because the deal was not officially announced by either club.

The 26-year-old Harvin has played in only 43 career games since being a first-round pick (22nd overall) by Minnesota in 2009. He was traded to the Seahawks in 2013, appearing in just one regular-season game. But he had two rushes for 45 yards and ran back the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in Seattle’s 43-8 win over Denver in the Super Bowl.

The deal was first reported by Fox Sports.

AP Sports Writer Tim Booth and freelance writer Curtis Crabtree in Seattle contributed to this report.


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