The final two years of Percy Harvin's contract with the Buffalo Bills are expected to be voided on Friday, according to an NFL source.
The receiver's deal stipulates that the final two seasons, 2016 and 2017, of the three-year deal Harvin signed in 2015 are voidable by the Bills if he's on their roster five days after last Sunday's Super Bowl. His base salary is $9 million for each of the next two seasons, which the team would have no desire to pay, the source said.
The official time that the Bills' voiding of Harvin's contract would take place is 4 p.m. ET, when all of the league's football transactions for the day are submitted. Once the move is made, Harvin would be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on March 9.
Harvin played in only five games during the '15 season due to hip and knee injuries that landed him on the Bills' injured-reserve list on Nov. 7. He still collected $6 million, including a $3-million signing bonus, a $2.9-million guaranteed base salary, and a $100,000 workout bonus.
Although General Manager Doug Whaley is on record as saying the Bills would like Harvin to return, it is uncertain whether the receiver will, one, be healthy enough to do so, and, two, whether he would accept what figures to be dramatically less money and little or no assurance that he would make the roster.
Given his injury- and trouble-filled past, Harvin isn't expected to draw much interest in the open market.