The New York Jets officially released wide receiver Percy Harvin on Tuesday.
Almost immediately, a report from NFL Network indicated that the former Florida star might land in New England.
NFLN's Ian Rapoport tweeted, "Team to watch for Percy Harvin: The New England #Patriots. I'm told there is a good chance that's his spot."
Harvin is a former first-round pick of the Vikings who more recently had less-than-impressive tenures with the Seahawks and Jets. Bill Belichick supposedly had hoped to land Harvin in the 2009 draft and the story goes that the coach has always had an affinity for the former Gator dating back to his frequent spring trips to Gainesville to scout the annual draft talent.
The best of Harvin's six seasons came in 2011 in Minnesota when he caught 87 passes for 967 yards and six touchdowns. Harvin caught a combined 51 catches in a total of 13 games with the Seahawks and Jets this past season. He has 332 career catches and 21 touchdowns.
The 26-year-old Harvin has also been an impact player as a kick returns in his time in the NFL and serves as a unique, versatile offensive weapon who can line up in a variety of spots.