National Football League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Seahawks traded away wide receiver Percy Harvin because he was becoming too much of a destructive force in the locker room, according to multiple reports.
The New York Jets, less than 24 hours removed from their sixth straight loss, acquired Harvin in exchange for a conditional draft pick in hopes of boosting their struggling offense.
"Percy is a versatile, dynamic player who has been productive on offense and special teams," Jets general manager John Idzik said in a statement Saturday officially announcing the deal. "We're excited about adding him to the Jets."
ESPN, citing two team sources, reported that Harvin had physical confrontations in the locker room with teammates, especially with other offensive players.
According to the Seattle Times, Harvin gave wide receiver Golden Tate (now with the Detroit Lions) a black eye prior to the Super Bowl and also cut the chin of receiver Doug Baldwin during a fight this preseason.
Harvin also reportedly refused to re-enter last Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter. Seattle lost 30-23.
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Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is listed as questionable to play in Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after being limited in practice for a second straight day.
Clowney underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Sept. 8 for a torn meniscus after getting injured in a Week One win over the Washington Redskins. He returned to the practice field Friday and Texans coach Bill O'Brien said there was a "50-50" chance the No. 1 overall pick in the draft will play. Continued...