“This is just a ‘let’s see what he can do’ thing,” Ryan said. “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.”
The 27-year-old Harvin finished last season with 51 catches for 483 yards and one touchdown with the Jets and Seahawks before signing a one-year contract with the Bills in the off-season. After signing, Harvin informed the team that he wanted to be more than “just a gadget guy.” He played both receiver and running back while at Florida and is known for his offensive versatility.
Harvin will be entering his second season working with wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal, who remained on Ryan's staff in the move from New York to Buffalo. While working with Lal, Harvin doubled his yards per reception when he started playing more on the outside rather than in the slot.
The Bills open the preseason against the Carolina Panthers on Aug. 14.
- Christopher Chavez