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Gameday, baby.

The salary cap implications of the Percy Harvin trade | National Football Post
Seattle shipped the wide receiver to the Jets in a surprising move on Friday.

First post-trade Harvin interview includes none of the most important questions | ProFootballTalk
“I just think they got a lot of the pieces here,” Harvin said.  “You’ve got Geno [Smith] with a great veteran behind him.  You got [Eric] Decker.   You got two great running backs.  They’ve always had a great defense here.   So that’s all exciting stuff to me.  But all I remember is them being a very tough team.  I know they have a few losses in their hands, but they was in every single game with a couple of plays here and there that could have easily switched the game.  So I definitely think this team has all the pieces.  So like I said, that’s what excited me, knowing they already had the pieces here and I could just fit right in, try to make my little plays, and hopefully I can be a little difference.”

Sources: Percy Harvin involved in several ugly incidents while with Seahawks, including fight with teammate Golden Tate - NY Daily News
Several off the field issues while with Seattle likely led to the surprising trade that sent Harvin to the NY Jets. A source said Harvin 'wasn’t a fit' in Seattle.

Thoughts on the Seahawks trading Percy Harvin to the Jets | Seahawks Draft Blog
Albert Breer says Percy Harvin has anger management issues. Mike Freeman quotes a Seahawks source suggesting Harvin “didn’t want” to be in Seattle. Lance Zierlein reckons Harvin could’ve brought down team chemistry “single handed” and that Seattle had concern for Russell Wilson after he challenged the receivers attitude. Jason Cole suggests Seattle’s locker room has been “oddly tense” since March. Bob Condotta reports Harvin didn’t travel to the final pre-season game in Oakland after an altercation with Doug Baldwin. Jay Glazer, who broke the story, says it was simply time to move on.

Report: Seahawks also spoke to Browns, Buccaneers about Harvin | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks apparently didn't put Percy Harvin on the trading block, by declaring that they have "no intent" to trade him or otherwise.  But the Seahawks reportedly talked to more teams than the Jets about a deal for the highly talented but apparently even more troubled receiver.

Seahawks agree to trade Percy Harvin to the New York Jets
After playing in only six regular-season games for the Seahawks, the club has agreed to trade Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.

How will the Seattle Seahawks line up without Percy Harvin? - ESPN
It will be interesting on Sunday to see how the Seattle Seahawks align their offense against the St. Louis Rams. It’s possible they could move Doug Baldwin back to the slot receiver spot, where he excelled before moving to split end this season to replace Golden Tate and make room to start Percy Harvin in the slot.

Is the Sky Falling in Seattle? — NFL — The Sports Quotient
The outlook on the Seattle Seahawks’ 2014 campaign has clouded up, much like the city of Seattle does in its transition from summer to autumn.  After a sparkling finish to last year, Seattle has shown glimpses of falling into what many critics expected: post Super Bowl lethargy.  Seattle’s GM John Schneider had to make some tough calls, letting free agency claim important players such as WR Golden Tate, CB Brandon Browner, CB Walter Thurmond III, RT Breno Giacomini, and DT Clinton McDonald.  These moves were hard, and the refusal to re-sign Golden Tate, as Seattle’s value of him was significantly lower than the market price tag, caused some uproar from fans.

Percy Harvin speaks about trade to New York — sort of | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
If you’re wondering what Percy Harvin really thinks about being traded to the Jets, you probably aren’t going to find it here in an interview with the team’s web site.

Percy Harvin’s hasty exit to Jets means Seahawks’ return to Marshawn Lynch. Remember him? | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
A league source with knowledge of the deal says the Seahawks are getting a conditional, sixth-round choice in the 2015 draft from the New York Jets in the now-official trade of wide receiver Percy Harvin. Depending on how many games Harvin plays and how much he produces the rest of this season, that pick could become a fourth-round choice next spring.

Pick 6: 6 things to watch as Seahawks take on Rams - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks will enter Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams with a struggling, out-of-sync offense that just traded away its most talented player, a defense coming off of perhaps its worst performance in more than a year, and a star-studded injury list that seems to grow by the minute.

Week 7 Cheat Sheet - NFL.com
Can Drew Brees save the New Orleans Saints' season against Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions' No. 1 defense on Sunday? Kevin Patra drops some knowledge on what to follow during Week 7's games.

Percy Harvin's locker room conduct factored in trade - NFL.com
One reason the Seahawks essentially gave away Percy Harvin was due to the receiver's anger management issues, with one physical altercation with then-teammate Golden Tate among his transgressions.

Six for NFL Week 7: Elite teams don't turn it over; rookie QBs try again - CBSSports.com
If the Saints and Chiefs are going to make a playoff run, both teams need to start winning the turnover battle in Week 7.

Should the Rams Trade Tavon Austin? - Turf Show Times
There’s been quite a bit of hubbub surrounding the Seahawks trading WR Percy Harvin to the Jets. Rams’ fans excited at the thought of a trade may want to pump the brakes...

Les Snead Speaks on the QB Position, Sam Bradford - Turf Show Times
The Rams' GM filled in for Head Coach Jeff Fisher on his weekly radio show and offered some interesting thoughts regarding the biggest position in the game...