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Buccaneers said no to Percy Harvin trade

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The Buccaneers had no interest in trading for Percy Harvin, apparently.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were contacted for a potential Percy Harvin trade, prior to his being sent to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional 2015 sixth-round pick, the New York Daily News reports.

This should be no surprise. Harvin is an explosive player, but injuries have consistently marred his career. More importantly, he's had clashes with players and coaches at every stop: at Florida, with the Minnesota Vikings and even under Pete Carroll with the Seattle Seahawks.

The latter team did a good job of leaking every bit of character assassination they could find in an effort to make the trade look good, of course, but the allegations all fit a consistent pattern in Harvin's career. And there's always a reason why teams trade their players.

That the Bucs wouldn't want a perpetual malcontent while they're building their culture. They certainly wouldn't want him under the massive contract he was given by the Seahawks, and even less so when it means giving up multiple draft picks. They already have one overpaid, veteran player acquired in trade this year. No need add another in what's already as good as a lost season.