The reason why Percy Harvin hasn't travelled to London with the Buffalo Bills is because he is contemplating retirement due to ongoing hip problems, according to Vic Carucci.
The 27-year-old has been in the league for quite some time now, but consistent hip injuries have meant he hasn't been able to play as often as he would have liked to over the past few seasons.
And while head coach of the Bills Rex Ryan said yesterday that the wide receiver hadn't travelled for 'personal reasons', he slightly elaborated on the subject today but did not mention retirement.
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He said: "I'm not going to say any more on him than yesterday because I don’t know where he is right now."
This is a strong indication that the Bills have no communication with the wide receiver or his whereabouts. Retirement could well be a possibility.
Harvin missed 10 games in his four years with the Vikings, and only managed one regular season appearance and the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, so this really comes as no surprise if the rumors are true.
He is less than halfway through the first season of a three-year contract with the AFC East side. He is due to receive $6 million this year, with a $3-million signing bonus. However, the final two seasons are voidable by the Bills if they chose to do so. This could be the case if his hip doesn't improve soon.
When on the field, Harvin is a threat in all areas; running, receiving, and on special teams. But if he can't stay healthy enough to be on the field then his football career could well and truly be over.
We wait on more information from the wide receiver himself to see if this story develops any further. He may have very well have played his last game in the NFL.