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Seahawks' Harvin 'absolutely' a go for Super Bowl

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm •  Published: January 28, 2014
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Percy Harvin is tired of sitting through games and just watching.

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver is ready to play a full game while healthy for the first time this season. And, if he had to pick one, well, the Super Bowl might as well be it.

"I'm not really worrying about the past games that I missed and the time I missed," Harvin said at media day on Tuesday. "I'm here now, I'm healthy and I'm ready to go."

Harvin returned to practice last Wednesday after passing the NFL's concussion protocol following a head injury suffered in Seattle's NFC divisional playoff game against New Orleans. It was the latest in what has been a lost season — so far — for the playmaking receiver.

He missed the first 10 games after needing hip surgery, and played sparingly when he returned because of complications. Harvin came back for the playoffs, but hit his head on the turf in Seattle's win over New Orleans.

"I don't know if a player can ever actually say that he is 100 percent, but I feel really good," Harvin said. "I haven't had any problems or anything."

Harvin was then asked if he thought he'd be at full strength Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

"I am absolutely playing," he said without hesitation.

Seattle paid a significant price in the offseason to bring in Harvin, dealing three draft picks, including a first-rounder, to Minnesota and then signing him to a six-year, $67 million contract.

The Seahawks envisioned him as a difference-maker not only on offense, but also special teams as a game-breaking returner. Instead, Harvin has spent a lot of time on the sideline and in the trainer's room while Seattle has been winning without him.

"It was definitely a trying year for me," Harvin said, also using the word "frustrated" to describe his season.

Harvin had just one catch for 17 yards in the regular season, and had three receptions for 21 yards and a 9-yard rush against the Saints before banging his head on the turf and leaving that game.

"I'm feeling really good now," he said. "I have no restrictions."

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