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Percy Harvin to undergo hip surgery
The Seattle Seahawks' high hopes took a bit of a hit Tuesday, when new acquisition Percy Harvin announced on Twitter that he would undergo hip surgery. The dynamic receiver/return man's timetable is unknown, but he likely will miss at least a few weeks of the 2013 season. Still, Seattle went 11-5 a year ago and nearly reached the NFC Championship Game, thanks to surprising rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, prolific running back Marshawn Lynch and the league's stingiest defense.
Percy Harvin is usually good for a lot of production at wide receiver, but an ankle injury ended his 2012 season early. He still believes he's a top-level receiver, however, and is looking for a contract to match. Harvin is prepared to stay away from training camp and offseason workouts, but the Vikings don't seem to be budging on their initial refusal to give him a new deal. Shopping a high-profile receiver like Harvin could net the Vikings a lot of talent in return, but will he really end up leaving Minnesota?
When healthy, Harvin is a top-flight receiver, but does he really deserve to be paid on the level of Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald?