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Adrian Peterson: Vikes had no issues with Percy Harvin

When word spread that the Minnesota Vikings actively were shopping Percy Harvin in February, sources told WCCO in Minneapolis that teammates were "disappointed" with the volatile wide receiver following a late-season heated exchange with head coach Leslie Frazier.


In fact, one veteran teammate -- formerly close with Harvin -- told Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities in February that Harvin had become "too big of a problem" to merit a long-term commitment from the Vikings.

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday, Adrian Peterson strongly refuted the notion that there was a rift between Harvin and his teammates.

"Oh No. No issues at all," Peterson said. "I think there (were) ... some personal things that he wanted to be taken care of and unfortunately it wasn't happening in the way he wanted. It's just kind of the business that we're involved in. In this situation it didn't work out for us or him."

Although Peterson already has been impressed by Greg Jennings' uncanny ability to get so open in offseason practices, he was hesitant to declare the Vikings an improved team without Harvin.

"It's hard to replace a guy like Percy to be honest with you," Peterson said. "But if you got a guy that really don't want to be there, if that's the case, then it's better off for the team. For whatever reason, he wasn't happy where he was. ... He's a good guy, great talent obviously. So I just wish nothing but the best for him (with the Seattle Seahawks)."

The March trade to the Seahawks could be the rare blockbuster that works out for both sides. The deal enabled the Vikings to absorb Jennings' salary while adding exciting first-rounder Cordarrelle Patterson. Harvin's volatile personality and emotional swings theoretically will subside with a talented, respected and strong-willed quarterback in Russell Wilson.

Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.

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