Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Harvin seeks Vikings exit

Oft-disgruntled receiver Percy Harvin told the Vikings he wants to be traded, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Sunday.

The former Gator, who has a history of illness and migraine headaches, missed the final seven games last season with an ankle injury, but there were also reports he clashed with the coaching and medical staffs in Minnesota.

Harvin made $2.782 million last season and led the team with 62 catches for 677 yards with five touchdowns despite the injury. He is entering the final year of his five-year rookie contract and is set to make $2.755 million.

At the combine, general manager Rick Spielman had said the team had no intentions of trading Harvin.

Ravens QB backs receiver Boldin

Receiver Anquan Boldin now has the public backing of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco in his salary dispute with the Ravens, USA Today reported.

The former Seminoles receiver said this weekend that he is unwilling to take a pay cut even though Fox Sports reported that the team has said it may cut him Tuesday if he doesn't give in. Boldin is scheduled to be paid $6 million and has a $7.531 million salary cap figure.

"Without him, we don't win the Super Bowl. He's a huge part of this team and someone I want to see back," Flacco, who recently signed a six-year, $120.6 million deal, told the newspaper. "Obviously, when you're a player of his caliber, you believe you're worth a number, and that's what you should get. He's going to stick to his guns, and that's the way it should be."

Boldin said he has not asked for more money and that he and the team are discussing the issue.

Lacy still hamstrung: The hamstring issues that prevented Alabama's Eddie Lacy, a top running back prospect, from working out at the combine will stop him from participating in Wednesday's pro day in Birmingham, ESPN reported.

Bengals: Kicker Mike Nugent re-signed for two years, preventing him from becoming a free agent. No terms were announced. Nugent has made 83.8 percent of his field goals as a Bengal, the second-best career percentage in club history.

Dolphins: At least three teams have contacted running back Reggie Bush's agents since the free agent negotiating period opened, the Miami Herald reported. The Dolphins apparently have no interest in keeping him, preferring, it seems, to go forward with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. Various reports have listed the Lions and Cardinals among the Bush suitors. Bush, 28, gained 2,072 yards with 12 touchdowns in two seasons as the every-down back.

Giants: Veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, cut by the Eagles for salary cap reasons, agreed to a three-year deal worth $8 million ($3 million guaranteed). Jenkins will replace Chris Canty, who was cut last month.

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