Seattle may get Harvin back for postseason

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm •  Published: December 30, 2013
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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Already with home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks might be getting another addition just in time for a postseason run: Percy Harvin.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Harvin will practice when the Seahawks return later this week to prepare for their NFC divisional playoff game on Jan. 11. Carroll said there is no guarantee Harvin will be able to play.

But Harvin has reached a point in his recovery from hip surgery — and a setback following his one game this season — where he can return to practice in time for the postseason.

"It will be a great thing for him first off. This guy is a true competitor and would do anything to play. He's been fighting for a months and months to position himself so he could get back here and to his credit he has not given up on it. He's at a place where he has a chance," Carroll said. "We'll see what happens. That's kind of it. If he can help his team, great."

The news came a day after Seattle wrapped up the NFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a 27-9 win over St. Louis. It was Seattle's eighth divisional title in franchise history and first since 2010 when they won the then pitiful NFC West with a 7-9 record.

This time they survived the toughest division in the NFL and lofty expectation by matching the franchise record for most victories in a season.

"We handled it the whole time. We dealt with it throughout the season and put it in the right place and the guys understood what it meant and what it didn't mean and performed under that kind of scrutiny," Carroll said. "Here we are to get the division taken care of and to have the best record and all of that under those expectations we dealt with it. That's a really good thing. That's how you make expectations like that normal."

It's a stunning turn after Carroll hinted last week that a roster move could be possible with Harvin to clear a roster spot. Instead, the Seahawks are potentially getting a dynamic playmaker back in time for a playoff run.

"Percy's going to practice with us when we get back with the intention on playing in this next game," Carroll said. "We'll see what happens. That's the intention and we'll see how it goes. It's come to the point where we can go to that and we'll keep our fingers crossed for him. He wants to contribute and be part of this team, and he's going to do everything he can to do that. We'll see what happens."



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