New York Jets release Percy Harvin

Harvin set to leave the Jets after just 8 games with the franchise (©GettyImages)

Percy Harvin’s stay in New York looks set to be a brief one, as NFL Media’s Albert Breer has reported that the franchise have cut ties with the wide receiver.

Having agreed a trade for Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears a few days ago, the Jets have released Harvin who only arrived from the Seattle Seahawks in October.

Harvin is free to sign with a new side and is being linked with a big money move to Super Bowl XLIX winners the New England Patriots, with the Oakland Raiders and the Philadelphia Eagles also rumored to be interested.

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The 26-year-old will be looking for his fourth franchise in just seven seasons and it is no secret that he can be quite an explosive character in the locker room.

The star receiver in Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII win was a surprise trade to the Jets in October, in return for a conditional draft pick.

With Harvin not on the Jets' books for next season that pick will now be in the sixth-round of the NFL Draft 2015.

Marshall In, Harvin Out

Bringing in Brandon Marshall for Percy Harvin is a move that makes good sense for the Jets. The former is a more consistent performer over the course of a season, with the added benefit being on lower wages meaning more money for other positions in a problematic team.

The Patriots and the Eagles make good sense as potential homes for Harvin. With New England looking to retain the Vince Lombardi Trophy, another talented receiver will please coach Bill Belichick, whilst the Philadelphia Eagles have made space on the roster and their play style will suit Harvin’s style.

Despite a disappointing stay in New York, Harvin is just coming into his prime and will have plenty of suitors who will look to take on the talented wide receiver ahead of a competitive 2015 NFL season.

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