The Seahawks are already short on wide receivers and they are going to have to wait one more week until they get explosive playmaker Percy Harvin. According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Coach Pete Carroll was on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday Oct. 31 and announced that the Seahawks will have to wait another week for the much anticipated debut of Harvin:
“Percy won’t play this week,” Carroll said. “He’s getting close but not close enough.”
Seattle could definitely use Harvin, especially after losing wide receiver Sidney Rice to a torn ACL, but this week they have a favorable match-up with the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home. Harvin has a history of injuries with the Minnesota Vikings and the Seahawks would rather have him fully healthy for the long haul and not rush him back risking re-injury.
The Seahawks were hopeful he would return for Week 9, but next week seems to be the more likely scenario. Harvin must be moved to the active roster by Week 11 if he wants to play this season, coincidently they would face his former team the Vikings, who traded Harvin in the off-season to the Seahawks for a first and seventh round pick.
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