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No practice yet this week for Harvin

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That “little procedure” performed on Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin’s hip has done little to help him get ready to face the 49ers.

Harvin didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday, putting his status for Sunday’s showdown firmly in doubt.

Two weeks and five days ago, Harvin made his only appearance of the season, with 19 snaps against the team that traded him to Seattle, the Vikings.  Harvin emerged with soreness that neither the bye week nor a night off against the Saints has been able to fully alleviate.

With the Seahawks closing in on the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the best move could be to let him rest up for the next month in the hopes that he’ll be good to go when the Seahawks host a divisional-round game.

Also missing from practice this week has been linebacker Bruce Irvin, who has a thigh injury.  Cornerback Brandon Browner practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, but he didn’t practice Thursday.

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25 Responses to “No practice yet this week for Harvin”
  1. gtodriver says: Dec 6, 2013 8:25 AM

    And people thought that Percy was soft in MN…

    Evidently the cappuchino capital of the world has made him even softer… ;)

  2. FinFan68 says: Dec 6, 2013 8:27 AM

    It’s starting to look like this guy just doesn’t want to play much. He can be great but the return value for what you actually get out of him is kinda small

  3. ninersareyesterdaysnews says: Dec 6, 2013 8:44 AM

    I’m tired of this story. Shut him down for the playoffs.

  4. richcranium2112 says: Dec 6, 2013 8:46 AM

    Cue the migraine excuse.

    But make sure the paycheck is ready after the game!

  5. tap79 says: Dec 6, 2013 9:06 AM

    Is it any big surprise that (p)ussy harvin is not going to be on the field? I think Pete knows that this trade is sour and yeah the guy is an outstanding athlete if he can ever play. I am sick of hearing about him already and do not consider him a Hawk. Our boys who put in work and get the job done every game are true Hawks and I have great respect for what they have done… Harvin on the other hand seems to be getting all this glory and anticipation just to give everyone a huge let down. I think if the guy doesn’t play at all this season they should consider getting rid of him as he will likely cause cap issues for teammates who you know actually play the game. As far as Irvin goes, I heard he is just sore a bit he got knocked pretty hard so he probably has to sit out a practice or two but he will play.

  6. capn0bvious says: Dec 6, 2013 9:26 AM

    Harvin’s absence didn’t seem to hurt the Seahawks vs the Saints. Not worried.

  7. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Dec 6, 2013 9:26 AM

    Here’s all you need to know about the Percy Harvin deal:

    Percy Harvin 2013 salary – 4.9 million

    Combined 2013 salaries of the following players > 4.625 million
    Bobby Wagner
    Richard Sherman
    Russell Wilson
    KJ Wright
    Clinton McDonald
    Byron Maxwell
    Jeremy Lane

    For ONE catch Harvin got more than all those players above.

    RE-DONK-U-LOUS!

  8. joetoronto says: Dec 6, 2013 9:31 AM

    Surprise!

  9. seahonky says: Dec 6, 2013 10:01 AM

    Harvin….Get your butt out on the field and play some ball!

  10. theptfpoet says: Dec 6, 2013 10:22 AM

    As a Vikings fan I really can’t blame him for faking migraines all those years to get out of this wasteland.

  11. vikings1976 says: Dec 6, 2013 10:36 AM

    “The Seahawks robbed the Vikings”

  12. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 6, 2013 10:58 AM

    PFT fans needs to actually watch some football. Seattle is 11-1 and just smoked a top rated defense with Kearse, Tate, Baldwin and Miller. Resting Percy Harvin hasn’t been a factor because when he is full go which will be the end of the season – we are talking top 5 offensive talent that needs to be schemed to stop.

    There isn’t doubt he will be fully ready to go for the next 6 years as well. If the 3-8 Vikings won on the trade I hate to see what that team would look like if they lost. Go Hawks!

  13. FinFan68 says: Dec 6, 2013 11:38 AM

    thebirdofprey2 says:
    Dec 6, 2013 10:58 AM
    PFT fans needs to actually watch some football. Seattle is 11-1 and just smoked a top rated defense with Kearse, Tate, Baldwin and Miller. Resting Percy Harvin hasn’t been a factor because when he is full go which will be the end of the season – we are talking top 5 offensive talent that needs to be schemed to stop.
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    That sounds great but it really isn’t. If Harvin comes back for the playoffs without much time in the offense and they actually TRY to use him a lot in their offense, the Seahawks will lose that first home game they have worked so heard to earn. If they change things to accommodate Harvin they will have to stop doing things that are actually working in order to see if Harvin has a couple big plays in him. PR/KR is fine but there is a big chance they mess up their offense by adding Harvin

  14. belgaron says: Dec 6, 2013 11:51 AM

    Cue the 12-year old couch potatoes to talk tuff about how a world class athlete isn’t on their schedule after major hip surgery…

  15. belgaron says: Dec 6, 2013 11:59 AM

    FinFan68 says:
    Dec 6, 2013 11:38 AM

    That sounds great but it really isn’t. If Harvin comes back for the playoffs without much time in the offense and they actually TRY to use him a lot in their offense, the Seahawks will lose that first home game they have worked so heard to earn. If they change things to accommodate Harvin they will have to stop doing things that are actually working in order to see if Harvin has a couple big plays in him. PR/KR is fine but there is a big chance they mess up their offense by adding Harvin
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If you had access to weekly info from the coaches, you’d know that this is not their approach. He’ll play when he’s ready and he will only add to what they currently do, they aren’t changing a thing. They won’t be messing up anything…

  16. tap79 says: Dec 6, 2013 12:07 PM

    belgaron says: Dec 6, 2013 11:51 AM

    Cue the 12-year old couch potatoes to talk tuff about how a world class athlete isn’t on their schedule after major hip surgery…

    You know what Percy reminds me of? An old saying that my dad used to tell me all the time. “Looks real good sitting in the driveway” As he used to make fun of me and my friends for dropping thousands of dollars into our cars when we were in our late teens but we never fixed up the engines.

    That is what Percy Harvin has become a nice shiny car that looks great sitting in the driveway because it has a cracked block.

    All in all I dont want to see this guy cause cap issues for players like Tate, Sherman, Baldwin and the rest of the team….

    The hawks are dynamic right now and he has quickly become not worth losing talent who actually gets on the field and plays.

    Here is the thing if your hip surgery was that major then maybe you should sit out of the NFL for a few years and if you can come back do but for right now he is basically just screwing the Hawks and their fans out of money that he is not earning.

  17. trollhammer20 says: Dec 6, 2013 12:14 PM

    FinFan68 says:
    Dec 6, 2013 11:38 AM

    If Harvin comes back for the playoffs without much time in the offense and they actually TRY to use him a lot in their offense, the Seahawks will lose that first home game they have worked so heard to earn. If they change things to accommodate Harvin they will have to stop doing things that are actually working in order to see if Harvin has a couple big plays in him. PR/KR is fine but there is a big chance they mess up their offense by adding Harvin.
    _______________________________

    The thing is, though, who says they have to use him “a lot”? Who says they will have to change things that much?

    In a very limited amount of action against the Vikings, Harvin had an enormous impact in the game.

    Only one catch, yes, but it was a circus catch that converted a third down on a TD drive.

    His only other target drew a 50+ yard PI penalty that was offset by offensive holding.

    One kick return…for 58 yards, setting up a short field for another TD drive in the final minute of the second half.

    And on the field for another kick return, where the Vikings gave up field position at the 35 yard line because they decided they wanted to kick short instead.

    Finally, on one play, he ran a crossing route, drawing the attention of the single high safety. If the safety doesn’t move towards Harvin, he’s going to be wide open and making a cut towards 30 yards of open turf, and the safety is obligated to fill that space. So what happens? Wilson looks the other way and bombs it to Baldwin for a 52 yard gain, made possible because there was no safety help.

    When Seattle spreads the field with 4 WR, and Harvin is one of them, this creates a matchup nightmare. Go with one high safety, and he’s more or less required to keep an eye on Harvin because of his speed, which leaves Tate, Baldwin, and Kearse one-on-one, with a QB who knows how to find the open man.

    No problem, just play cover 2 and add another safety, right? OK, do that. Congratulations, now you’ve got only five in the box to stop Marshawn Lynch.

    If Percy doesn’t see the field until the first time we receive a kick in the postseason, that’s fine with this Seattle fan.

  18. fumblenuts says: Dec 6, 2013 1:25 PM

    Just remember Percy is only 25 years old. He didn’t have a scoop out or drainage procedure, it’s called MAJOR surgery for a reason.

    I can’t believe he even played so far this year at all. They SHOULD completely rest him up and NOT play him until he is 110% ready to fly.

  19. mediasloppy says: Dec 6, 2013 1:28 PM

    This is why Harvin is so frustrating. In Minnesota when he started games, he played through pain and got pretty upset if the coaches took him out of a few plays to deal with the pain.

    However, he was always missing practices while dealing with his issues. He still found away to play, but missing practices often ended up with Harvin lined up wrong and drawing a penalty flag.

  20. mathomp3 says: Dec 6, 2013 1:29 PM

    HE HAD HIP SURGERY!!!!! Give the dude a break. The recovery time is 4-6 months, it has been 4 months and a few days since he had surgery, its crazy that he even played the few snaps he did. The Hawks seem to be doing just fine without him.

  21. hopper15 says: Dec 6, 2013 1:52 PM

    Hip injuries are no joke. Even if he returns you have to wonder if he’ll ever be the same.

  22. coolherc says: Dec 6, 2013 1:57 PM

    mediasloppy says:
    Dec 6, 2013 1:28 PM

    This is why Harvin is so frustrating. In Minnesota when he started games, he played through pain and got pretty upset if the coaches took him out of a few plays to deal with the pain.

    However, he was always missing practices while dealing with his issues. He still found away to play, but missing practices often ended up with Harvin lined up wrong and drawing a penalty flag.

    ___________________________________

    There’s really no comparison to the situation. The bottom line is that Minnesota need Harvinon the field and playing in order to win…. Seattle (obviously) doesn’t.

  23. jeffbye says: Dec 6, 2013 2:11 PM

    I was worried this would happen when he played too many snaps vs. the Vikings. I’d rather see him out the rest of the regular season to properly rehab and have an Orthokine procedure then rush him back into playing.

    The guy really wants to play, and I know the coaches want him to, but they need to be careful.

  24. belgaron says: Dec 6, 2013 2:11 PM

    tap79 says:
    Dec 6, 2013 12:07 PM
    … maybe you should sit out of the NFL for a few years and if you can come back do but for right now he is basically just screwing the Hawks and their fans out of money that he is not earning.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Every year, you can pencil in several guys to get really hurt. Going in we don’t know who they will be, but you can set your watch. The NFL is an extremely violent league, even with all the new “protection” rules. It is violent even without the contact becuse guys with serious momentum will stop on a dime, then accelerate again. It tears your body up, and requires time to repair, this is why they only play once per week.

    Dealing with injuries is part of the cost of doing business, so it isn’t screwing the team or the knowledgable fans a bit, it’s part of the game.

    Believe it or not, Harvin still has a chance to be back this year. If he gets back, he will do some great things. If he’s not back till next year, this team is still strong enough to win. So relax and enjoy and stop acting like the world revolves around your misperceptions.

  25. mediasloppy says: Dec 6, 2013 7:09 PM

    coolherc says:
    Dec 6, 2013 1:57 PM
    mediasloppy says:
    Dec 6, 2013 1:28 PM

    This is why Harvin is so frustrating. In Minnesota when he started games, he played through pain and got pretty upset if the coaches took him out of a few plays to deal with the pain.

    However, he was always missing practices while dealing with his issues. He still found away to play, but missing practices often ended up with Harvin lined up wrong and drawing a penalty flag.

    ___________________________________

    There’s really no comparison to the situation. The bottom line is that Minnesota need Harvinon the field and playing in order to win…. Seattle (obviously) doesn’t.
    —————————
    So what your saying is throwing 3 draft picks to another team and paying a guy 40 to 50 million is no big deal. (6 yr(s) / $64,245,000 – 12million signing bonus and a guaranteed 14.5 million). If you don’t think him getting paid that cash for doing NOTHING is going to pay off when the studs who are playing now want their chunk of cash next year after playing their ass off, you’re nuts.
    When Percy gets on the field and messes up a play, because of his lack of practice you might understand.

    Just wait till 2014 when Percy gets his 11 million pay and 2.5 million signing bonus. While the seahawks take a 11.4 million salary cap hit.

    Some people playing now are going to take that hit next year via free agency. How healthy will Harvin be next year? Who knows.

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