Percy Harvin: Seahawks wideouts viewed me as threat

Percy Harvin is on his fourth team in the NFL. That's quite a passport for a talented playmaker who's still just 27 years old.

Harvin signed with the Bills this spring after splitting last season between the Seahawks and Jets. On Wednesday's edition of ESPN's First Take, Harvin spoke candidly about why his current situation is better than his time in Seattle.

"My teammates (in Buffalo) accept me a little more," he said. "What I mean by that, I felt when I went to Seattle a lot of the receivers kind of took me as a threat rather than accepting me as a teammate. I always told those guys, I pulled them to the side several times after seeing a couple of the comments they was making to the media, 'Hey, guys, I'm here to ball with you, I'm here to take us to the next level.'

"A lot of guys were looking at they were established and they didn't need any help. I just took it as I never was kind of accepted in the receiver group by all the members."

Harvin was asked if he spoke to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll about the disconnect.

"We had several conversations, he said he saw it in some of the guys," Harvin said. "I don't know if he actually went to the guys and had a conversation, but me and him had many conversations. I told him how I didn't feel comfortable, I would take him to the papers and show him the quotes that I was rubbed wrong by, and he said he could see it, but, that's kind of what happened with the altercation with Doug (Baldwin)."

Harvin believes he could have handled some things better in Seattle, but it's clear he harbors some resentment for an organization that gave up draft picks and big money to acquire him in 2013. Seattle's wide receiver group is famously prickly in their belief they are underrated and underappreciated, so perhaps adding the enigmatic Harvin was a doomed proposition from the start.

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