Jets release Percy Harvin after acquiring Brandon Marshall

Mar 11, 2015 1:31 PM by Ross Field

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets have released wide receiver Percy Harvin, who became expendable when the team acquired Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears.

The Jets acquired the versatile Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks last October, but he was due $10.5 million in base salary this season. New York would have also owed Seattle a fourth-round draft pick if he was still a member of the Jets after 4 p.m. on March 19.

Instead, the Jets owe the Seahawks a sixth-rounder.

Harvin had 29 catches for 350 yards and a touchdown in eight games with the Jets after then-general manager John Idzik acquired him, calling the move "a potential coup" for New York. Harvin also ran for 110 yards on 22 carries, and averaged 24.8 yards on 20 kickoff returns.

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