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Buffalo Bills star Percy Harvin missing Wembley game for personal reasons

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The Buffalo Bills have made an up-and-down start to the 2015 NFL season, finding themselves with a 3-3 record headed into week seven of the new campaign.

The Bills are coming off a crushing 34-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday as they travel to London to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley.

Buffalo will have to try and beat the Jags without the help of wide receiver Percy Harvin, who hasn't made the journey to England.


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According to Bills head coach Rex Ryan, Harvin isn't across the Atlantic Ocean right now because of "personal reasons".

“No, I think right now this is a personal thing right now,” Ryan said, according to the Buffalo News. “That’s where it is. … We know he was battling the hip and things but this is a personal issue.”

Harvin was out of the Bills lineup last weekend and a hip injury was the reason given for his absence. The explosive wideout is going to miss a second game on the bounce, but for a very different reason.

Ryan said after last Sunday’s game that there was a player with a visa problem that might interfere with travel, but wouldn’t get into the nature of Harvin’s issue or if it was a long-term concern.

It looks like Harvin may have been denied a visa for the trip thanks to some legal problems, but that's little more than speculation at the moment.

The Bills will now be hoping that Sammy Watkins can get himself in good enough health for the game, in order to make up for Harvin's absence.

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