Quarterback Russell Wilson said Thursday that there's no division in the Seattle Seahawks locker room following the Percy Harvin trade.
After Seattle traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets last week, reports of a splintered Seahawks locker room arose. Harvin was reportedly more trouble than he was worth because of his off field attitude, and Seattle had been looking to trade him for weeks prior.
"Percy Harvin and I never had differences ... Ignore the noise," Wilson said on Thursday.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday that Wilson was not one of the players pushing for Harvin's departure, and instead was helping the receiver with anger management and trust issues.
On Thursday, former Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice said he thinks the trade will end up being "the best thing for both Percy and Seattle" and is sure there's no bad blood between Harvin and the Seahawks, according to ESPN.
"I was surprised, but at the same time, it may have been the best thing for the team," Rice said. "It's tough losing a guy like Percy. He's one of a kind. The league has never seen a player like Percy Harvin."
Since the trade, it's been reported that Harvin gave Golden Tate a black eye prior to Super Bowl XLVIII. Harvin was reportedly also involved in an altercation with receiver Doug Baldwin in August that resulted in Baldwin getting a cut on his chin.
Tate has denied getting punched by Harvin.
After starting the season 3-1, Seattle has lost two straight games to drop to 3-3. The Seahawks are in third in the NFC West and play the Carolina Panthers (3-3-1) on Sunday.
- Molly Geary