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Percy Harvin on Minnesota Vikings' IR, ending season

Percy Harvin's 2012 season started with so much promise. The Minnesota Vikings used him more than ever before, and he was one of the most valuable offensive players in the NFL for the first half of the season.

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Harvin's season now ends in injury.

The Vikings placed Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday with an ankle injury that never recovered. Reports suggested Harvin suffered a ligament tear.

Harvin caught 62 passes for 677 yards in nine games for one of the NFL's worst passing attacks before hurting his ankle during a Nov. 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

This move complicates an already-complicated potential contract negotiation this offseason. Harvin was upset with the Vikings before the year and is likely to seek a new deal. He has the skill set of a No. 1 receiver, but the production hasn't matched for a variety of reasons, many of which are out of his control.

While Harvin often has struggled with migraines and nagging injuries, he missed just three games in three seasons before 2012.

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