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Harvin went to Rex about getting CB reps

Posted by Chris Brown on July 31, 2015 – 2:02 pm

Percy Harvin is focused on becoming a true full-time wide receiver instead of a gadget receiver, but he pulled a bit of a Troy Brown at Buffalo’s first training camp practice.

Harvin lined up for a couple of snaps at right cornerback Friday during team work at Bills camp. Head coach Rex Ryan said that Harvin approached him about giving the defensive position a shot.

“He came to me and wanted to help this team out in any way,” said Ryan. “You have a guy like Leodis (McKelvin) go down and you can’t have enough depth at corner in my opinion. First hand info. So let’s see what he can do. We’re not going to over coach him. We expect him to be a top receiver for us. But if he can help out in that area, just like if Kyle Williams can help our offense out then we’ll look at that as well. This is just a let’s see what he can do thing. He came to me with it. He’s obviously got the physical skill set where you’d think he could be pretty good at it.”

It sounds like something Ryan and the staff are willing to experiment with, but the head coach made it clear that Harvin is here to make plays on offense as a pass catcher.

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