Buffalo Bills place Percy Harvin on reserve / NFI list


Percy Harvin's season is over before it began.

The Buffalo Bills on Monday placed the receiver and return man on the reserve/non-football illness list.

The electric pass-catcher signed a contract with the Bills last month following an offseason spent pondering his retirement. After appearing in just two games, though, Harvin succumbed to severe migraine headaches that kept him out of Buffalo's past two tilts.

Harvin has dealt with migraines throughout his career -- a career that now appears over after seven years in the NFL with the Vikings, Seahawks, Jets and Bills. The 2009 first-rounder also missed a rash of games in previous campaigns due to a chronic hip injury.

"He was doing whatever he could to try to play, but I don't know if that was in his best interest," Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday, per the team's official website. "We were trying to make sure he's well."

Signing a generous $1 million deal in November, Harvin finishes the season with just two catches for six yards and one rush for 11 yards over two appearances -- hardly what the Bills had in mind for that kind of cash.

It's fair to wonder if we'll ever see Harvin -- an incredible athlete with dazzling skills when healthy -- play football again.