Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin won’t practice this week, which means he won’t play in Week 17 against the Rams.
That’s no surprise. All signs have been pointing to a postseason return for Harvin, who has been in the lineup for just one game this season because of a hip injury. On Tuesday, though, coach Pete Carroll hinted that Harvin may not be back on the field until 2014.
Carroll said, via the team’s website, “that may happen” when he was asked whether the team would need to make a roster move involving Harvin. They aren’t likely to cut the wideout, which leaves a trip to injured reserve that would end Harvin’s season before the postseason gets underway.
The Seahawks are set to get cornerback Walter Thurmond back from his four-game suspension and they could clear a roster spot for him by making a move involving Harvin.
There was better news regarding left tackle Russell Okung, who reinjured his toe in Week 16. He participated in Tuesday’s walkthrough and Carroll said he thought Okung would be able to play against St. Louis on Sunday.