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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Star receiver Percy Harvin wants out of Minnesota.

One day after expressing frustration over several unspecified issues with the Vikings, Harvin has requested a trade, sources confirmed to ESPN.com's John Clayton. Harvin's demand had been earlier reported by The Associated Press.

Harvin voiced frustration with the Vikings on Tuesday at the first day of mandatory minicamp. He did not say what his specific issues were with the team, only saying that he was unhappy with several things and wanted them addressed before training camp begins at the end of July.

"I just put it this way, there's a lot of different things that have to be sorted out," Harvin said Tuesday. "Just haven't been really happy lately. We've got a couple of things to work on. I'm here in the classroom. We'll go from there."

Given Harvin's status as a 24-year-old rising star and one of the team's top players, the request is unlikely to be granted. Coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that he was confident any issues Harvin had could be resolved well before training camp.

"I really feel like when he and I sit down and talk in depth," Frazier said, "whatever is in his heart or on his mind, we'll get through it."

Harvin, who is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, worked out with the team during an afternoon practice Tuesday and said later in the day that he did not want to be a distraction and would only talk about football issues.

He has two years left on his rookie contract, but it was not immediately clear how much that had to do with his displeasure, if at all. The Vikings are coming off consecutive last-place finishes in the NFC North and have entered a rebuilding phase centered on Harvin, running back Adrian Peterson, who is recovering from a torn ACL, and second-year quarterback Christian Ponder.

Harvin was the team's first-round draft pick in 2009 and has quickly emerged as perhaps the team's most versatile and dynamic player. He is the team's only proven commodity at receiver heading into his fourth season and is coming off a year in which he posted career highs in receptions (87), yards (967) and total touchdowns with nine.

Harvin has shown the ability to play in the slot as an inside receiver, on the perimeter as a deep threat and has become one of the most dangerous kick returners in the league. He also rushed for 345 yards last season, helping to spell Peterson in the run game.

Migraine headaches and a few other bumps and bruises from Harvin's physical and punishing style of play led to some concerns about his durability, especially in his first two seasons. But Harvin played in all 16 games last year while fighting a painful rib injury and became a respected veteran in the locker room.

Requesting a trade now would be a curious move if he does want a new contract, with the normal protocol for similar situations being to hold out from training camp to spur negotiations.

Earlier this offseason, Harvin pledged to be a team leader and showed up at several voluntary practices despite still recovering from having bone chips removed from his shoulder. With a receiver corps that includes rookie fourth-rounders Greg Childs and Jarius Wright and unproven veteran Jerome Simpson, who will be suspended for the first three games, Harvin is the only proven game-breaker at the position for the Vikings.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8076348/sources-percy-harvin-requests-trade-minnesota-vikings
 

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I bet a fat new contract would make him feel all better, but that isn't happening until at least next off season.
 

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"star reciever" what the hell has this guy done in his career to be throwing his weight around like this
 

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What a ****ing asshole. You don't get to do this at 24 making pre-wage scale first round money. Of course I hope he gets out of the division.
 

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He's dynamic. Nightmare matchup in the slot, can run the ball on the outside at times and returns kicks.


87 for 967 yrds 6 tds with inexperience at QB, 345 yrds rushing, and while he return chances were shortened still racked up 500 yrds.


Outside of him and AP, elsewhere on Vikings, you shouldn't be scared.
 

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He's dynamic. Nightmare matchup in the slot, can run the ball on the outside at times and returns kicks.


87 for 967 yrds 6 tds with inexperience at QB, 345 yrds rushing, and while he return chances were shortened still racked up 500 yrds.


Outside of him and AP, elsewhere on Vikings, you shouldn't be scared.
He's a good player, i just dont think he is anywhere near elite at this point
 

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Because when you are in injury prone player whose early career has been plagued by availability issues, the best course of action for getting that rich second contract is to give teams reasons to question your commitment and character.
 

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Because when you are in injury prone player whose early career has been plagued by availability issues, the best course of action for getting that rich second contract is to give teams reasons to question your commitment and character.
Michael Vick killed dogs... if they can play someone will pay them
 

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I mean like unless you think he's still doing it and at risk to get caught and go back in that doesn't compare to a guy who's injury prone.
 
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