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Seahawks plan to keep Harvin on PUP

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When it comes to handling receiver Percy Harvin’s status on the roster, the Seahawks have two options, which is one more than they would have had before last year.

They can leave Harvin on the physically unable to perform list, or they can shift him to injured reserve, with the designation to return.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the Seahawks plan to keep Harvin on the PUP list, which opens a window between Week Six and Week 11 to allow Harvin to return to practice.  Once he returns to practice, the Seahawks will have three weeks to put Harvin on the activer roster or shut him down for the year.

The IR option would require him to miss eight weeks and allow a return at any point after that.  But if the Seahawks use the once-per-year short-term IR designation on Harvin, they won’t have it to use on someone else who may get injured later in the year.  The PUP approach has no such limitation.

If, of course, the Seahawks struggle this season, at a certain point it will make sense to shut Harvin down.   For now, though, the dark cloud has a thick silver lining — Harvin could make a return late in the season, make a major impact, and provide the difference between losing in the postseason and winning.

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30 Responses to “Seahawks plan to keep Harvin on PUP”
  1. rasta028 says: Jul 31, 2013 11:25 AM

    Best on paper money can guy..

    paper champs HAHA

  2. joetoronto says: Jul 31, 2013 11:26 AM

    Hey Pete, you didn’t “misuse” Harvin, did you?

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Jul 31, 2013 11:35 AM

    I sure didn’t see this coming.

  4. jrmbadger says: Jul 31, 2013 11:40 AM

    Poor Harvin,
    First his talent is wasted in Minnesota with a quarterback who cant get him the ball (and who reportedly is stinking up training camp once again this year), and now this.

    Lots of talent, but hasn’t had the opportunities to showcase it.

  5. mallet22 says: Jul 31, 2013 11:45 AM

    Hilarious!! All of these Harvin articles still have him in a Viking’s jersey. Dude hasn’t even been healthy enough to put on a Hawk’s jersey.

  6. paythevig says: Jul 31, 2013 11:47 AM

    Sucks to lose a weapon of his magnitude when the prospects of having him on the field for week 1 were exciting.

    I can appreciate good football when it’s played and seeing him added to an already explosive offense will be something special.

    Here’s wishing a solid recovery and many years of playing healthy.

    I’m a niners fan, and know the deflating feeling of losing key players to injury. Granted you guys did just fine without Percy last season so this was just a bonus but it’s still gotta sting.

    Hopefully we can face one another at full strength. You guys are more than capable of taking the West this year and to be honest it can go either way. Add the Rams and Cardinals who won’t lay down for anyone and this should be a dog fight for years to come.

    Side note – despite losing your first round pick for Harvin, i’d have done the same in hindsight instead of drafting AJ Jenkins (as of today, hopefully he can find his way and prove our FO right but not holding my breath).

    Let’s be honest, Seattle – we’ve both got a good problem here duking it out for first place in or division rather than the first overall pick in next seasons draft.

    A LOT of injuries this off-season. Hope that ends now and we can look forward to a healthy run to start the season.

    Keep them heads up Seattle – be proud that we’re both got equally solid teams.

  7. michaeljacksonisback says: Jul 31, 2013 11:48 AM

    LMAO!!!!!!

  8. paythevig says: Jul 31, 2013 11:51 AM

    pardon the grammer – iphhone

  9. jda129 says: Jul 31, 2013 12:01 PM

    As a Seahawks fan I just have to smirk at all the people having a good laugh at us right now knowing how much talent still remains even with the loss of Harvin. Seattle – the team you love to hate, but hate to play.

  10. mrwalterisgod says: Jul 31, 2013 12:15 PM

    We’ll be fine.

    Minnesota fans still have Ponder as a QB.

    LOL.

  11. FlashPatterson says: Jul 31, 2013 12:35 PM

    Don’t kid yourselves.. they had a good season last year, but nobody is afraid to play the Seahawks.

  12. 49erstim says: Jul 31, 2013 12:35 PM

    @jda129… Seattle is the only team that I know of that’ll be playing its Super Bowl in Week 2! Lolz.

    BTW….. I would NEVER celebrate a football player or any other human being getting injured…..also nobody fears Seattle. They are a tough team to play up north for sure and have a solid roster….but nobody “fears” them.

  13. siggtacular says: Jul 31, 2013 12:41 PM

    Baltimore Ravens
    2x Super Bowl Champs

  14. hehateme2 says: Jul 31, 2013 12:42 PM

    “Fear” just another ringless franchise? Don’t really think so. Learn to win on the road first.

  15. hawkfan50 says: Jul 31, 2013 12:46 PM

    paythevig – an honest , intelligent post . Rare thing on PFT , by any teams fans these days ; congrats .

    NFC West is a lions den for opposing teams , including anyone that has to play the Rams , & the Cardinal’s will be a tough defense with a decent quarterback for a change .

    This website has some of the best up-to-date news about the league while at the same time spewing the most vitrol by the readers …

  16. blackhawks2010 says: Jul 31, 2013 12:49 PM

    Cue the 49ers bandwagon….

  17. fargovikesfan says: Jul 31, 2013 12:51 PM

    well, Harvin went on IR last year because of a “sprained ankle”. So if that gives any indication of his healing time, he should be good to go by the 2015 season.

  18. joetoronto says: Jul 31, 2013 12:52 PM

    jda129 says:
    Jul 31, 2013 12:01 PM
    As a Seahawks fan I just have to smirk at all the people having a good laugh at us right now knowing how much talent still remains even with the loss of Harvin. Seattle – the team you love to hate, but hate to play.
    ***************************************************
    Idiot, it’s impossible to “hate” a ringless team.

    Rings, you don’t have any.

  19. degraz5 says: Jul 31, 2013 12:53 PM

    Harvin out till probably November, thats about the time Migraines kick in.

  20. trollhammer20 says: Jul 31, 2013 1:04 PM

    Not a medical professional, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night….

    Anyway, seems to me there were two courses of action: Let him play through it, which risks making it worse, which at best means he makes it through the season while “playing hurt” and has surgery after the season, at worst means the injury gets worse and threatens his entire career.

    Or, get the surgery done and see if there’s a shot he can return for the stretch run.

    The better option was chosen, IMO. Get it as fixed as possible and see if he can make it back. It will be much easier for the offense to adjust to not having him around with a full preseason to prepare than it would be to have him play the first half of the season and then get shelved.

    Mighty big ace to have up one’s sleeve come playoff time…if the rest of the team can play their cards well enough to make it that far. Given how they did last year, gotta like their chances.

  21. thesportgenius says: Jul 31, 2013 1:26 PM

    Enough of the trash talk. Best wishes and recovery to Percy. Injury prone or just unlucky I would rather see him making plays than sitting. This from a Niners fan. To be the best you must beat the best so bring it on Hawks.

  22. pioneerguy says: Jul 31, 2013 1:27 PM

    Be curious if he will hang around the team after his surgery or abandon them like he did the Vikes last year.

  23. jda129 says: Jul 31, 2013 1:29 PM

    Ok. Seattle doesn’t make any fan base nervous when they come up on the schedule? Guess I’ll just have to take your all at your word on that. The collective sigh of relief from all these folks rejoicing in the loss of Harvin said otherwise.

    As for the guy who said you can’t hate a team without rings? That’s nonsense unless hate means something besides strong dislike. I can find fans that have plenty of dislike for Seattle. I’m ok with you calling me an idiot if you’re at least clever or funny, but don’t call me out with something that’s just dumb.

  24. Advanced Strength Training Programs says: Jul 31, 2013 1:33 PM

    Fun to see the seahawks are well on there way back to irrelevancy. Tired of watching them on the NFL Network training camp coverage

  25. pdway says: Jul 31, 2013 1:43 PM

    “Let’s be honest, Seattle – we’ve both got a good problem here duking it out for first place in or division rather than the first overall pick in next seasons draft.

    A LOT of injuries this off-season. Hope that ends now and we can look forward to a healthy run to start the season.

    Keep them heads up Seattle – be proud that we’re both got equally solid teams”

    Much appreciated comment – esp the way these comment boards seem to go these days. As another commenter said above, I like this site for all the info it provides, but the consistent anti-Hawks sentiment is a drag to read, especially when it’s regarding something like an injury to a player.

    Agree with you that it’s a fun time to be a fan of both of our teams. Will be a relief when we have some actual games to talk about.

  26. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 31, 2013 1:48 PM

    Sorry to hear about your lost SeaHags!! Heres to another decade of being irrelevant!!!

  27. oaktown49er says: Jul 31, 2013 2:03 PM

    I’m a die hard life long 49er fan, but still injuries suck. I hope Crabs and Harvin are healthy for the late season game.

  28. GenXJay says: Jul 31, 2013 4:38 PM

    sit back & get that $. You’ve worked hard for it, Percy.

  29. jonkchar says: Jul 31, 2013 4:58 PM

    its clear now that the ‘Hawks are still #1

  30. mrseaballs says: Aug 1, 2013 11:42 AM

    Seahawks have so many weapons on offense Harvin won’t even be missed. They were blowing people out including the 42 to 13 drubbing of the 49ers last year and the entire offense is back. Wilson has had (and used) the whole off-season to work with his receivers. I don’t see how not having Harvin is a problem.

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