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Sanford fully expects to see Harvin against the Vikings

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The Seahawks likely don’t believe they need receiver Percy Harvin to beat the Vikings in Seattle on Sunday.  Harvin likely believe he needs to face his former team.

Former teamate Jamarca Sanford fully expects to see Harvin.

No doubt in my mind,” Sanford said Monday, via ESPN.com.  “If he had any chance to be back for a game, I knew it was going to be this. I’m pretty sure he’s frustrated [with the injury], but he’s a strong guy and I’m pretty sure he’s worked and worked his tail off.  We know how hard Percy works.  So he busted his tail to get back for this game, so he’s back in action this week.”

Harvin was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Monday, making him eligible to play for the first time on Sunday against Minnesota.

The activation of Harvin doesn’t mean he’ll definitely play.  Since Harvin returned to practice on October 22, Harvin had to be added to the active roster by Tuesday or shut down for the rest of the season.

With the Vikings struggling and the Seahawks one game away from a bye, don’t be shocked if Harvin makes a cameo at best on Sunday.

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  1. dcviking says: Nov 12, 2013 8:15 PM

    My prediction is that he will house the opening kickoff, come over lift his leg of Leslie Frazier, and Carroll will rest him the rest of the game so he is ready when actually needed.

    Thus, we will see all sides of Percy immense talent, rude jerk, and not playing due to injury.

  2. sweetnlow44 says: Nov 12, 2013 8:16 PM

    I doubt he plays. The Seahawks are in the fortunate position of being 9-1 without him. No need to rush him back before a bye week against a team the Seahawks should be able to beat without him. Even if it is his old team. Unless, of course, he is 100%. In that case, let him loose to shut up all those Viking fans that celebrated his injury.

  3. wimpyburgers says: Nov 12, 2013 8:28 PM

    Pete Carroll knows the NFL game is all about selling possibility…….

    —–so stay tuned fans and foes.

  4. thereyougo2 says: Nov 12, 2013 8:34 PM

    INACTIVE, really bad headache.

  5. rrthomasxyz says: Nov 12, 2013 8:44 PM

    Wilson has been throwing balls to Percy for the past 4 weeks. Harvin is not going to play until he is ready; Carroll stated Harvin is in “phase 3.” The guy is ready. You’ll see Percy play 10-15 plays this coming Sunday.

  6. hillbillyjim says: Nov 12, 2013 8:47 PM

    There was no need to bring Clemons back for the Jacksonville game but he played. More then likely he’ll be active but be wr #4 so he may get a few reps and only be pressed into service if the hawks play like they did against Tampa Bay.

  7. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 12, 2013 8:47 PM

    We’re happy for him, but I’m happy with Xavier Rhodes and next years third round pick. Cornerbacks are more valuable and it takes a while for them to develop. Rhodes will be a solid starter by the time Percy is kicked off the team for throwing a barbell at a coach.

  8. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 12, 2013 8:51 PM

    The Vikings are a terrible franchise, and this game will remind Harvin just how lucky he is to be out of there.

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 12, 2013 8:51 PM

    Well they CAN afford to lose a game I suppose. The Vikings don’t have much to offer or accomplish at this point. But I don’t think that’s going to stop them from thinking this is a playoff game. They are expecting to win it.

    Bring whoever you think you need to stop them from asserting their will.

  10. legionofboom88 says: Nov 12, 2013 8:53 PM

    Perfect, someone who has never played nor coached for the Seahawks giving insight as to whether Percy Harvin will play.

  11. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 12, 2013 9:13 PM

    Be scared NFL…be VERY scared

  12. FlashPatterson says: Nov 12, 2013 9:36 PM

    if he plays they should hit him often and hard, disregard the game and attack Harvin for quitting on us. its not in the Vikings best interest to win this game anyway

  13. tobis81 says: Nov 12, 2013 10:23 PM

    Every week is like a playoff, or championship game… We want the #1 seed, and home filed throughout. That said, if we can beat the Vikings without Harvin, then we shouldn’t play him. We have a bye next week, and he could use the extra 2 weeks to get healthier, practice more, and get into better game shape!!!

  14. pacificnw7722 says: Nov 12, 2013 10:31 PM

    Bottom Line: Harvin will light it up this week.

  15. packerenglishmajor says: Nov 12, 2013 10:53 PM

    Percy was great as a Viking.

    Don’t know why other Viking fans are acting all negative on Harvin?

    He wasn’t happy with the Vikes and moved on.

    Nothing personal against the fans.
    It’s a business.

    Maybe Viking fans are just mocking certain Packer fans.
    You know the Packers trolls, that whine over Greg Jennings like he’s the girl that refused to go to prom with them . . . Tokyo? . . . Salamiblaster?

  16. beastmode5150 says: Nov 12, 2013 11:01 PM

    Hey hawk haters and harvin mockers, this isn’t the only guy that has said how hard harvin works, so knock off the lazy crap.

  17. beastmode5150 says: Nov 12, 2013 11:03 PM

    Vikings fans, the only fans to think they keep ripping off the hawks in trades, as the hawks get better and better and the Vikings stay well, the Vikings.

  18. f1restarter says: Nov 12, 2013 11:18 PM

    Percy Harvin laughs at Greg Jennings, for actually coming to Minnesota of his own free will.

  19. donnymacjack says: Nov 12, 2013 11:20 PM

    I think Harvin will play but likely limited to 10 or so plays max. Just enough to get him back into the flow and speed of an NFL game but limiting his exposure to further injury. He needs some game time before the bye and this game offers the perfect opportunity for that.

  20. khmer379 says: Nov 12, 2013 11:50 PM

    Active or not the vikes will beat the Seahawks 34-31

  21. chicagotomahawk says: Nov 12, 2013 11:52 PM

    LOL another headache. Those just never get old do they?

  22. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 13, 2013 1:03 AM

    Xavier Rhodes may turn into a solid professional but don’t act like he hasn’t look bad.

    I watched him panic & get PI in the Bears game trying guard a WR in the end zone on a 20 yard pass. He has 0 ints and Vikings still rank 29th in pass defense. He may be a bigger CB but his lateral agility was in question before the draft. The comparison was Mike Jenkins.

    Late first round draft picks can be hit and miss. Even with Harvin missing games early this season I couldn’t be happier Seahawks made that change for a 25 y/0 game changer.

  23. pappavike says: Nov 13, 2013 2:06 AM

    Harvin is an amazing talent! But he can be a real pain in the a– too The Seahawks should win this game going away! But What makes this game interesting is that The Vikes have nothing to lose! But if the Seahawks lose they lose all credibility!!

  24. anygivensundayfan says: Nov 13, 2013 2:15 AM

    Perfect game for him to shake the rust off, debut in front of the 12th Man home crowd, show the Vikings what they are missing and get in some game-time action in preparation for When the Saints Come Marching In on 12/2 MNF when he’ll be fully unleashed. Bring on some Harvin!

  25. stepheninportland says: Nov 13, 2013 2:22 AM

    I think he will play. I doubt he will be in for more than 20-25 plays, and he may be targeted on 7 or 8 of those plays, but they could well have him fielding punts and kickoffs.

    Practice is not the same as a game; you don’t get banged around. Percy needs to get a little of the rust knocked off, so to speak, and I would rather see it happen against the Vikings than the Saints, myself. That said, there is no doubt the Clink would go NUTS if he brought one home.

    I am sure the Seahawks are not looking ahead to New Orleans and they should put Minnesota away something along the lines of the Atlanta game. It would be a nice way to go into the bye.

  26. seattlenative57 says: Nov 13, 2013 2:32 AM

    Read Percy’s twitter feed, @Percy_Harvin, then you decide. He’s ready to go.

  27. stellarperformance says: Nov 13, 2013 6:05 AM

    The Viking fans don’t know how lucky they are. They get to watch their team play in a SuperBowl EVERY WEEK!

  28. ejmat2 says: Nov 13, 2013 7:01 AM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Nov 12, 2013 8:51 PM
    The Vikings are a terrible franchise, and this game will remind Harvin just how lucky he is to be out of there.
    ——————————————-
    I guess I shouldn’t expect any different from any of your posts. Hopefully someday you actually post something decent for everyone to talk about instead of going into each and every Viking thread to spew garbage.

    Terrible franchise??? I would say their record over the course of their history invalidates your claim. Terrible team this year? I would agree with that.

  29. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 13, 2013 11:24 AM

    Fact:

    The Vikings have a losing record dating all the way back to the beginning of this millennium.

    The Vikings are a terrible franchise.

  30. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 13, 2013 12:07 PM

    thebirdofprey2 says:Nov 13, 2013 1:03 AM

    Xavier Rhodes may turn into a solid professional but don’t act like he hasn’t look bad.

    I watched him panic & get PI in the Bears game trying guard a WR in the end zone on a 20 yard pass. He has 0 ints and Vikings still rank 29th in pass defense. He may be a bigger CB but his lateral agility was in question before the draft. The comparison was Mike Jenkins.

    Late first round draft picks can be hit and miss. Even with Harvin missing games early this season I couldn’t be happier Seahawks made that change for a 25 y/0 game changer.
    _________

    Name a cornerback who has looked good his rookie year. Dee Milliner? No. D.J. Hayden? No. Morris Claiborne? No. Patrick Peterson? No. It hardly ever happens.

  31. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 13, 2013 1:20 PM

    Viking fans and their pathetic excuse making. The Ponder apologists are now Rhodes apologists.

  32. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 13, 2013 3:53 PM

    thereyougo2 says: Nov 12, 2013 8:34 PM

    INACTIVE, really bad headache.
    *****************
    I keep reading about headaches that Harvin has. Does he truly suffer from migraines?

    If so, I don’t blame him for not wanting to play. That being said, I don’t know if he gets migraines from time to time.

  33. commonsense4allofus says: Nov 13, 2013 4:31 PM

    Harvin was an electrifying player when he was on the field. That being said I’m glad the Vikings traded him and I hope the trade works out for the Seahawks.

  34. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 13, 2013 5:17 PM

    Richard Sherman looked really good in his rookie year.

  35. chawk12thman says: Nov 13, 2013 6:30 PM

    What is likely to happen: 8-10 plays; 1-2 targets.

    The goal is to get him a little playing time and then see how he reacts, physically before having him work a full load. This is much like a pre-season game for him and with the bye week to use to even get more reps/practice in before needing to go full time, things are progressing well for the Hawks.

    Very High Upside for a team with everyone getting back to practice today and Harvin on the brink of playing full time.

  36. urcrap says: Nov 13, 2013 9:28 PM

    To name but a few….Chad Hutchinson. Tavarius Jackson. Sydney Rice. Percy Harvin. Bud Grant mentee Pete Carrol. Embrace the suck Vikings-Seahawks Central/West! Your joined at the hip. Embrace the suck!

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