The trade will become official once Harvin, 24, passes a physical, Fox Sports reported today without saying where it obtained the information. Minnesota will receive Seattle’s first- and seventh-round picks in the 2013 draft next month, and a mid-round pick in 2014, according to the report.
Seahawks spokesman Dave Pearson and Bob Hagan, a Vikings spokesman, didn’t immediately respond to e-mails seeking comment.
Harvin led the Vikings last season in receptions, with 62, and yards receiving, with 677, despite missing seven games with an ankle injury. The 22nd draft pick in 2009, he is entering the final season of his five-year rookie contract.
The Seahawks (11-5) qualified for the playoffs as a wild- card team and advanced to the National Football Conference semifinals, where they lost 30-28 to the Atlanta Falcons. The Vikings (10-6), also a wild-card team, lost 24-10 in the opening round to the Green Bay Packers.
Harvin will likely need a new jersey number should he join Seattle. The No. 12 that he wore in Minnesota is retired by the Seahawks for the “12th Man,” a nickname for their fans.
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