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Percy Harvin trade: Seahawks made trade to preserve locker room chemistry, per multiple reports

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The Seahawks had Percy Harvin on the trade block for the past couple of weeks, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, and finally moved the mercurial receiver to the Jets Friday afternoon for a conditional draft pick. The speculation for why Seattle would trade a supremely talented player a year and a half after trading a first round pick, a third round pick, and a seventh round pick for him all kind of hit on the same point: Harvin was just too much of a distraction off the field.

A few examples:


Bottom line, it seems pretty clear that something major was going on behind the scenes with respect to Harvin's ability to get along with key members of the coaching staff, front office, or players.