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Report: Hawks talking trade for Percy Harvin

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks are one of the teams involved in discussions with the Minnesota Vikings for a potential trade that would send disgruntled receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle.

Harvin, 24, reportedly asked the Vikings to trade him. The University of Florida product has one year left on his deal, and is set to make $2.755 million in base salary in 2013. But Harvin reportedly wants a new deal that would make him one of the highest paid receivers in the NFL.

The Seahawks have some familiarity with Harvin, with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and receiver Sidney Rice having worked with him in Minnesota. Rice still remains friends with Harvin.

Harvin also would give quarterback Russell Wilson another explosive playmaker in the passing game as a slot receiver, particularly with Seattle’s ability to successfully run the read option last season.