The Pioneer Press is reporting that the five-year deal that the Vikings gave to first-round pick Percy Harvin has been rejected:
The five-year contract of Vikings top draft pick Percy Harvin has been disapproved by the NFL. The issue, however, is not expected to keep Harvin off the practice field.
Typically, the violation relates to the way a team and agent structure the money of a deal, or language that violates the collective bargaining agreement.
Rob Brzezinski, the Vikings’ vice president of football operations, and Joel Segal, Harvin’s agent, will have time to resolve the matter.
After missing the team’s first three practices over two days, Harvin on Sunday signed a five-year contract worth up to $14.5 million, including about $8.5 million in guarantees.
Harvin, the 22nd pick in the NFL draft, was able to secure more guaranteed money than the player selected one spot ahead of him, center Alex Mack of the Cleveland Browns.
Last year’s 22nd pick, Felix Jones, signed a five-year contract with $7.6 million in guarantees.
The biggest and best news out of this from a Vikings standpoint is that he should be on the field and ready to go without any real issues as the deal gets worked out.