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Bills place Aaron Williams on IR, sign Percy Harvin

November 01, 2016 - 10:18 am

By Sal Capaccio

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The Bills made it official Tuesday afternoon that the team has re-signed Percy Harvin out of retirement.  

To make room on the 53-man roster the team has placed safety Aaron Williams on Injured Reserve.

The move to IR means Williams is out for at least the next eight weeks, but most likely means his season is over (there are nine weeks remaining).  The question now is whether or not his career has ended after multiple neck injuries.

“Obviously that’s something (doctors) are going to have to determine, sit down with Aaron and his family,” General Manager Doug Whaley said.  “And we’re going to do what’s best for him as a person not a football player, I can tell you that for sure.  Now where that goes, I can’t tell you.”

Harvin has started 60-of-73 career games played, catching 351 passes for 4,020 yards and 22 touchdowns to go along with 145 rushes for 916 yards and five scores. The seven-year NFL veteran was a member of the Bills last season and has also spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets.

He was the team's leading wideout through the first four games last year with 19 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown before injuries ended his season.


The 5-11, 184-pound Florida product originally entered the league in 2009 as a first round pick (22nd overall) of the Vikings.  He's 28 years old.

Whaley did not rule out the possibility of Harvin playing Monday night in Seattle.

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