Percy Harvin Former NFL wide receiver said he’s “ready to return” to the NFL after spending three seasons away from the league. Harvin, who has not played since the 2016 season and battled numerous injuries throughout his career, told that he is “ready to return to the NFL.”
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“I thought I have done, but that itch came back. I’ve been training with a former Olympian. My body is feeling good. Mentally I’m better. My family is good. The timing is right ” Harvin told on Tuesday. Harvin, who turns 32 next month, retired for a second time in March 2017 after playing in two games the previous season with the Buffalo Bills.
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Just last summer, he put his wife and two kids on a private plane for vacation and had to lay on the floor to get comfortable. Percy was leaning to one side so often when walked that severely developed calluses on one foot and he couldn’t get up and down stairs without using the handrail. Surgery was the turning point. So was his training that followed. He ended up working with former Olympian Tim Montgomery at NUMA Speed in Gainesville and calls the 2000 gold medalist sprinter the best trainer he’s ever dealt .He started running four miles a day, got strength and power back in his legs through squats, then found the hip flexibility that eluded him for years.
Harvin’s agent told to ESPN at the time that Harvin was “done” playing. Harvin helped spark the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Denver Broncos with an 87-yard kickoff-return touchdown. He played college football for Florida, helping the program win BCS national titles in 2006 and 2008. The Minnesota Vikings selected him with the No. 22 selection in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.