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Harvin is expected to simply knock the rust off

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By listing receiver Percy Harvin as probable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, the Seahawks technically are declaring that Harvin will be available for normal duty.

But since Harvin has never reported for duty with the Seahawks, it’s hard to tell what normal duty will be.

Regardless, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the current plan is to play Harvin sparingly, with the goal of knocking the rust off.  The Seahawks have a bye in Week 12 before a crucial showdown with the Saints to cap Week 13.

Harvin had surgery after a training-camp physical revealed a torn labrum in his hip.  The Vikings traded Harvin to the Seahawks in March.

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36 Responses to “Harvin is expected to simply knock the rust off”
  1. dlew2191 says: Nov 16, 2013 1:22 AM

    lol harvin is one of my fav players and ive been dying to start him…gonna have to wait another 2 wks (if my team can survive til then).

  2. BH says: Nov 16, 2013 1:23 AM

    I would probably guess about 8-10 snaps, targeting him 3-4 times during the game. The plays will probably occur in the 3rd quarter.

  3. jshawaii22 says: Nov 16, 2013 1:29 AM

    I hope the Hawks are not looking at the Vikings as a preseason game. It sure sounds like it. We need to go into the bye week at 10-1 before we face the Saints and 49ers.

    js

  4. dennisatunity says: Nov 16, 2013 1:35 AM

    I hope they use him a little more than just “sparingly.” The coaches and his teammates need to get used to working with him and calling plays for him in a real game. They can’t get that used to him in just a few plays against Minnesota and it would be outstanding to have him ready to go when New Orleans comes to town.

  5. maraneso says: Nov 16, 2013 1:41 AM

    And I’m expected to simply ignore split infinitives.

  6. jayhawk777 says: Nov 16, 2013 2:12 AM

    Knock off the rust and
    then knock off the Saints
    and make the 9ers into
    Whiners!

  7. allday420ap says: Nov 16, 2013 2:18 AM

    the Vikings should line AP up on defense to obliterate Purse-y

  8. cursedvikings1998 says: Nov 16, 2013 2:40 AM

    Um yeah, I seem to recall a running back named Andre Brown who “knocked the rust off” last week to the tune of 100+ yards rushing and a touchdown.

  9. T.D. says: Nov 16, 2013 4:39 AM

    Well, I can’t see how this situation could possibly go wrong for anyone involved.

  10. hawkstradamus says: Nov 16, 2013 5:07 AM

    And the Seahawks will simply knock off the “farm team”.

  11. tjjohnson98 says: Nov 16, 2013 5:38 AM

    So we will all sit him in our FF leagues and then he will go off for 150 yards and 2 TDs? Got it.

  12. stellarperformance says: Nov 16, 2013 6:29 AM

    I never liked this guy. This is one game I hope the Vikings win.

  13. sterling7 says: Nov 16, 2013 7:09 AM

    Anyone who considers themselves a football person should realize there is no way a player can come in and pick up where they left off. Common sense will tell you he will play very sparingly. As each game goes on he will play more and more, but for now look for Harvin to play very little, a play here and a play there.

  14. wryly1 says: Nov 16, 2013 7:34 AM

    Through the first month of last year, before he got hurt, Harvin looked like he was off to a league MVP start. Nobody was having a better season. He was making big plays all over the place. Whether he can ever regain that form remains to be seen.

  15. tdubdizzle says: Nov 16, 2013 7:48 AM

    Can’t wait!

  16. purpleppleeaters says: Nov 16, 2013 8:05 AM

    There is a LOT of rust to knock off. This guy has spent more time “injured” than not. Huge talent……….frilly pants.

  17. richcranium2112 says: Nov 16, 2013 8:52 AM

    Harvin’s history does not support “knocking the rust off,” it’ll be more 2-3 weeks of figuring out what’s happening on the field.

  18. jvseahawk says: Nov 16, 2013 8:54 AM

    That means he’ll be in there for 40 plays.

  19. golfnutt67 says: Nov 16, 2013 9:38 AM

    Lets face it he is playing in this game because its the Vikes. He may or may not be 100%, but there is no way this selfish diva was not playing in this game.

  20. bcblazer says: Nov 16, 2013 9:46 AM

    Go hard PH

  21. srmyshaq says: Nov 16, 2013 9:46 AM

    As a vikes fan I want to see this guy succeed, he is such a versatile player and im sure he’ll adds whole new element to Seattle. Just don’t torch the vikes too bad Percy!

  22. allday420ap says: Nov 16, 2013 10:06 AM

    His best years are behind him, just like the rest of the vikings that the seahawks pick up

  23. dirtydrew says: Nov 16, 2013 10:08 AM

    Then get hurt again

  24. flyeaglefly says: Nov 16, 2013 11:00 AM

    Why in the world should carrol tell Minnesota the truth about his true intentions for Harvin…just like coughlan with brown last week…this has smoke screen written all over it…Harvin will be utilized heavily…he’s been practicing fully for three weeks…so just like Gronk and brown in their first games back, Harvin will produce big numbers…6-10 snaps only…are you serious?

  25. fancycash34 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:03 AM

    Half of you have no idea what you’re talking about. I’m a Viking and these “injuries” in the past you speak of, aka – migraines! Does not mean he’s injury prone. Percy is and will someday win the MVP award. When we shut him down last year in week 8 he led the NFL in total yards. He returned kicks, lined up in the slot, he lined up outside, and we lined him up in the backfield. Just get the ball in his hands and he will make something special happen. It KILLED me to lose Percy’s talent, it’s just as special as AP’s. The Vikings had a “Percy” play book, hopefully for Seattle fans they do too. Skol Vikings!

  26. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 16, 2013 11:19 AM

    jshawaii22 says:Nov 16, 2013 1:29 AM

    I hope the Hawks are not looking at the Vikings as a preseason game. It sure sounds like it. We need to go into the bye week at 10-1 before we face the Saints and 49ers.

    js
    ————————————————-
    The fans see it as a bye week…if Ponder can’t withstand that initial wave of noise and defense over the first few possessions, it will be a bye week.

  27. sweetnlow44 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:32 AM

    Pretty sad that most Viking fans have so much hate for this guy. He gave everything he had for your pathetic team and was a great player for you guys. You can hate the Seahawks for taking him from your team, but to hate on him is pretty pathetic. I hope he has a great rest of the season just to spite you ungrateful, petty “fans.”

  28. vdub1980 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:50 AM

    Yeah, they will limit his touches just like the Giants did with Andre Brown. If Harvin is healthy enough to lay a whip-en down on his former team he will. Smoke screen people, smoke screen.

  29. beastmode5150 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:53 AM

    We don’t need him to play, or really any starters against our farm team, but at least our backups will get a lot of good work in the second half.

  30. allday420ap says: Nov 16, 2013 11:54 AM

    Percy is great on the field, and its great he smokes weed, but he is a backstabbing mofo for turning his back on AP

  31. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 16, 2013 12:53 PM

    Harving is going to play without question. The sad thing though is I listened to Pete Carroll Friday presser.

    Sounds like Brandon Browner is going to IR when they active Okung on game day. That groin injury is going to take time to heal. Hopefully I read into it wrong but that sounded like the picture he painted.

  32. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 16, 2013 1:25 PM

    @thebirdofprey2

    It sucks to lose Browner, but the coaches have full confidence in Thurmond and Maxwell. Even Lane could use some playing time. Hawks are loaded with talent behind Browner. Browner has been getting beat on back shoulder throws downfield anyway…Thurmond will be knocking those away.

  33. fumblenuts says: Nov 16, 2013 2:33 PM

    We will STACK the box and shut Peterson down.

    We will DARE Ponder to try and beat us through the air with our SUPER secondary.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  34. mustang6984 says: Nov 16, 2013 9:14 PM

    Ease him into the system…then work him a bit harder on the bye week and the following week leading up to New Orleans.

    ‘Frisco will be a great place to see him truly unload and become a productive cog in the offensive wheel. Beating ‘Frisco at home will be sweet!

  35. stellarperformance says: Nov 17, 2013 6:38 AM

    Seahawks are overrated and the a Vikings have talent. Look for a good game and and expect an upset.

  36. valhalla2013 says: Nov 17, 2013 11:07 AM

    Viking fan here who lives close to the Seachickens. Only hope for a Viking win today is if 28 runs wild. If Chickens get ahead early that will be out of play. Not a lot of hope here but I’ll watch, Skol Vikings!

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