Percy Harvin will not play Sunday

AP

Percy Harvin will not play in the NFC Championship Game.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Harvin is out on Sunday against the 49ers after suffering a concussion last week against the Saints. The announcement comes as no surprise: Harvin had missed practice all week, and from all indications he wasn’t going to be able to make it through the NFL’s concussion protocol.

“He will not make it through the doctors’ protocol and will not be able to go,” Carroll said. “It’s super disappointing for Percy — he wants to play. You can see it, he played his tail off when he had his chance, it’s just unfortunate circumstances.”

The Seahawks traded first-, third- and seventh-round draft picks to the Vikings to acquire Harvin in March, and they signed him to a six-year, $67 million contract. But Harvin managed to play in just one regular season game and one postseason game, and he came out of both of those games with injuries.

It’s still possible that Harvin could help the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, and Carroll said he expects Harvin to practice next week — which assumes that the Seahawks will have a next week. But this week, Harvin is out.

120 responses to “Percy Harvin will not play Sunday

  1. 14-3 without him, beating down the niners once and barely losing the other. KJ wright back and he only played one quarter AT SF and would have filled better on the long Gore run than his backup.

  2. This is why the Vikings are the best franchise in the NFL.

    What other team can make these kind of moves?

    We traded a 12 million dollar headache for a perennial superstar in Cordarelle Patterson who we get for 60% price, allowing us to spend more on free agents this offseason and having a better & more reliable weapon in Cordarelle.

    Once all the Seahawks players need to be signed for contracts, the team will go down hill and be back to it’s losing ways.

    All because they signed Percy Harvin, their whole franchise is going downhill.

  3. Percy is glass. He can’t take a hit and has more physical problems than any player in the NFL. Hope he has saved his money cause there won’t be many teams that will clog up a roster spot with a guy who gets headaches and hurt as much as he does.

  4. C’mon Legion of Trolls, tell the Vikings how you came out on top again in this trade, it’s entertaining for all.

    SEA is going to have a tough time deciding if they want to have him on the roster next year the way his contract is structured though. Will be interesting…

  5. Hawks still win on Sunday, just by not as much. RW and the offense may surprise on Sunday. Defense will put them over the top. Still going to be the best game of the NFC this season.

  6. What a waste of draft picks. If he’s not ready by super bowl or week one, I’m ready to move on. His roster spot is more important then his reliability.

  7. This whole team is looking ahead and they will pay for it. After Peyton does his annual thing it will be a Patriots 49ers Superbowl. Frankly I would rather play Seattle though. Take away their crowd noise and put em in a blizzard.. It would be a guaranteed win for Tom

  8. Not included in this article, but Carroll also said with that quote “he’ll be back next week.”

    But i’m confused what Carroll means by that? Since Seattle will be enjoying the off season by then

  9. Harvin wasn’t worth a 1st round when the Vikings used one on him years ago.

    While strictly talent wise it could have been worth it for Seattle… but once you add all the other variables. It made tough for Seattle to get value out of the trade.

    After this wreck of a season it will be impossible to get value the contract they gave him.

  10. Never mine the 1st round draft pick they gave up. The $16M per yr contract they gave Harvin is whats really gonna hurt the Seachickens when they sign Sherman, Wilson and try to keep all that good young talent they have on defense…

  11. No Percy, no problem. Didn’t need him to annihilate the Whiners the last two home games, won’t need him now. Seahawks win by double digits, LOCK IT UP!

  12. No Percy, no problem. Didn’t need him to annihilate the Whiners the last two home games, won’t need him now. Seahawks win by double digits, LOCK IT UP!

  13. No Percy, no problem. Didn’t need him to annihilate the Whiners the last two home games, won’t need him now. Seahawks win by double digits, LOCK IT UP!

  14. No Percy, no problem. Didn’t need him to annihilate the Whiners the last two home games, won’t need him now. Seahawks win by double digits, LOCK IT UP!

  15. Since all the hawk fans are virtually guaranteeing a win I wonder what happens if they actually lose? The Seattle weather is depressing enough so they better hope a loss doesn’t put them into a deeper funk.

  16. Great, That’s all we need… Now when the Niners win, we’ll have to hear the Shehawks whine that they could have won with him… ugh

  17. Not to worry Viking s fans… when his rookie contract is up, Cordarrelle Patterson will follow in the footsteps of so many other former Vikings and take his talents to Seattle. Thanks.

  18. They should take his last name off the back of his jersey and replace it the word”Fragile”. My grandmother is more durable than Percy is, Just Saying”!!! The Vikings took the Cheathawks to the CLEANERS!!! LMAO!!!

  19. Ya know, as a Vikings fan and guy who bought Percy’s jersey in 2009, I’ve gotta say, though I like all the Yay Vikings boo Seahawks that’s going on here, Percy wasn’t known as a weak or injury-prone player when he was with us. I specifically remember games where he was hurt and we all thought he would be sitting the next game, but he’d come right out and play like a monster.

    Don’t get me wrong, any diva like that doesn’t appreciate my team and my state, gtfo yo. But seriously, before his injury half way through last season, this wasn’t his identity.

    The Seahawks, where receivers go to die. Ask TJ Whosyourmama.

  20. Not having someone like Harvin to stretch the field and draw double coverage is really the only true, glaring weakness of The Hawks, as no other wr scares the opponents. Golden would be wr #3 on any other team. The ironic thing is SIGNING Harvin turns out to be simultaneously the only weakness as well…too bad if one is a Hawks fan.

  21. Percy tried to confirm it himself, instead of Pete, but on the way up to the microphone, he triped and tore his ACL and MCL and busted his head… wide open!

    what a stupid trade Sneider!!

  22. This guy is S O F T. 49ers fan don’t go getting all excited. This guy did not play in much of the Hawks last game. And when he play. He cried most of the time.

  23. purpleforroyaltygreenandgoldforbugars says:
    Jan 17, 2014 4:50 PM

    Hilarious! Would you guys like to borrow Patterson for the weekend? On second thought, nvm. I don’t want your coach letting him take band substances like everyone else on your team.
    _______________

    Because the Williams Wall never tested positive for anything?

  24. fdugrad says: Jan 17, 2014 4:43 PM

    Not having someone like Harvin to stretch the field and draw double coverage is really the only true, glaring weakness of The Hawks,
    —————————————————
    Percy never was a “field stretcher”, he’s a slot guy and good out of the backfield. Short passes and letting him use his athleticism to break free is his strong suit. But I guess Seattle fans wouldn’t know that since he’s only played about 10 snaps for you guys this year. Not to add salt to the wound, but heard he was going to change his name to PHerschal Walker.

  25. Some of you guys are just clueless. While Harvin has missed a lot of games, did you see the hits he was taking last week? Same thing with Gronk…yeah he has missed games but come on!!! The guy took a helmet to the knee and blew his knee out. What do you expect…guys to play with concussions and blown knees???

  26. This really could just about be all she wrote for Harvin which is sad. If he has a concussion this bad, he really cannot afford to take too many more big hits as it is cumulative.
    I wish him only the best.

  27. thepftpoet says:
    Jan 17, 2014 4:14 PM

    This is why the Vikings are the best franchise in the NFL.

    What other team can make these kind of moves?_____

    How about avoiding him all together, and draft someone that can help the team for more than 3 seasons?

  28. This sucks as a seahawks fan but to say we were counting on him is wrong we haven’t had him all season and not sure we knew how to integrate him in there anyways yet. So it may turn out to be a blessing in disguise to free up the offense a little to have guys like Baldwin and kearse out there more and make practice week more fluid.

  29. “thepftpoet says: Jan 17, 2014 4:14 PM
    This is why the Vikings are the best franchise in the NFL.

    What other team can make these kind of moves?”
    =============================================

    All these recent moves will still never add up to the complete boneheadedness of giving up the franchise and future for Herschel Walker from Dallas.

  30. The reason Viking fans have so much interest in this subject is that they have little else to get excited about this time of year.

  31. Face it Seattle, not only did you give up ton for the guy, you’re also paying him a TON to not pay. May not make a difference this year, but trust me – eventually guys like Wilson, Sherman, Wagner, Browner, et al. – their rookie contracts will be up and they will command pretty big pay days. Gonna be tough to keep ’em all when you have Percy eating up all that a huge chunk of cap space.

    Not trolling, just saying.

  32. Huge Vikings fan here, I hate to see how we’ve turned against Percy. I’m still a big fan of his. The guy did great things for us and deserved a fresh start.

    Percy never used to be injury prone. Aside from his “Brad Childress Induced” migraines, he missed almost no time. I have little doubt that next year, Percy will be a beast for the Hawks.

  33. @ coolherc – name one Seahawk that left the Vikings and went on to make the Pro Bowl as a member of the Seahawks? Name one? Truth: Seattle just scoops up our unwanted players.

    When the Vikes stole Hutch, I think he went on to play in 4 pro bowls wearing purple.

  34. The Seahawks owner, Paul Allen, collects exotic fighter planes and parks them.

    This ain’t much different.

  35. Of course he won’t. Dudes a glass house built on a sand lot along a fault line. #pattersonsthebetterplayer

  36. The seahawks are obviously the better team, but the animosity between the teams started when we stole Steve Hutchinson and Seattle followed by trying to take our players. they got Nate burleson, Sidney rice, and gave a hefty ransom for Percy. would I rather have Seattle’s roster? yes. but for a vikings fan, it feels good to get a win every once in a while.

  37. “perennial superstar” Cordaroy Patterson?

    First, let Patterson play at least two full seasons before you go labeling him a “perennial” anything.

    Secondly, your vikings traded HOW MANY draft picks to the Patriots for the 29th overall pick in the 2013 draft? Four?

    Seattle is in the NFC Championship game and the Vikings are watching on TV like the rest of us. Yes, the Seahawks got burned this year on their investment in Harvin. But the Hawks haven’t suffered from having him sidelined. But by all means, continue with the delusional “Vikings are the best” rants. Good luck with that.

  38. Ok, duh, its obvious so far that the Vikings won the trade. They got Xavier Rhodes with our first round pick, who AGAIN would be on the practice squad on this team, a 7th rounder, who was cut, and a third rounder next year, so we dont know who that will be. The cordarelle stuff is hilarious, since he simply was another pick that happens to return kicks well and run horrific routes. Cool, we paid him 13 million this year, and hopefully he will win the SuperBowl MVP and it will all be worth it. Or, if we win the SuperBowl and he doesnt do anything, who cares what we paid him? Also, next year, if he plays well, sweet, if he is always hurt again, we only owe him 9 million. Did i mention even with his salary we were still under the cap? Go away trolls.

  39. I just wish Seattle had an actual WR1, WR2, and Tate and Baldwin.

    Luckily it’s a deep draft and there are a lot of OTHER free agent WRs….

  40. Trading Percy Harvin for a 1st, 3rd and 7th round pick- rather than giving him a $67 million contract for a player with his attitude and injury problems… probably the best trade the Vikings have ever made- and will likely prove one of the most lob-sided trades in league history.

    The Vikings acquiring Cordarrelle Patterson with the first round pick just adds to the deal the Vikings made to get rid of a perennial headache and injury-prone player- regardless of how he’s performed in the past.

  41. Vikings have obviously been on the short end of the stick in a trade or two over the years.

    But they basically got a 1st, a 3rd rounder, and a bunch of cap space for a guy who’s played a very small role in two games all season.

    And by drafting Cordarrelle Patterson they didn’t even really lose anything. He’s like a bigger, faster, less pain in the ass, and better dressed version than Harvin. He’s like if scientists took Harvin’s DNA and then improved it with a bunch of top secret stuff and created a super Harvin. He’s like that Russian dude Rocky had to fight.

  42. I hate to see injury keep a guy off the field.

    After he pouted his way out of Minnesota, do I want to see Percy do well? No. But not because of injury.

    There would be some poetic justice, though, in seeing Percy’s cap hit make the Seahawks have to let Earl Thomas sign with the Vikings after next season.

  43. summitmech says:
    Jan 17, 2014 4:39 PM
    Ya know, as a Vikings fan and guy who bought Percy’s jersey in 2009, I’ve gotta say, though I like all the Yay Vikings boo Seahawks that’s going on here, Percy wasn’t known as a weak or injury-prone player when he was with us. I specifically remember games where he was hurt and we all thought he would be sitting the next game, but he’d come right out and play like a monster.

    Don’t get me wrong, any diva like that doesn’t appreciate my team and my state, gtfo yo. But seriously, before his injury half way through last season, this wasn’t his identity.

    The Seahawks, where receivers go to die. Ask TJ Whosyourmama.
    ——————————
    I bought his jersey too. Pretty much right before he was traded. I was angry with the trade and thought Seattle was for sure getting the best player of all trades at the time.

    What you say is pretty accurate, but what your missing is even though Harvin played, he missed practice every week while sitting in a dark room trying to mend his migraines. He was a dynamic player with the Vikings, but those missed practices showed up on the field all the time in various ways. Penalties, blocking, lining up in the wrong spot.

    Hindsight being 20/20 I’m happy with the trade.

  44. I guess it will be a lot like the game in San Fran then… except for the addition of 68,000 screaming Seahawks fans.

  45. Russell looks mortal when he has just Tate and Baldwin to throw to. At least week 2 he had Rice too who opens things up. 9ers go on to play their first of two MetLife games in the 2014 calendar year.

  46. Viking’s fans are delusional. You guys weren’t 13-3, you were 5-10 with Ponder as your “franchise” quarterback…deal with it. Percy had an attitude in Minnesota not because of his injuries or migraines, but because of your losing culture. He doesn’t get migraines in Seattle. Seattle loves Percy. There is no doubt he will come back and play well when he gets well. Your criticisms of him reflect the negative climate that exists in Minnesota….better check your attitude or AD is going to get migraines.

  47. Kudos to Coach Carroll for letting Percy Harvin the time to get well for the Super Bowl and then proclaiming this to the 49ers and put them on notice that Mr. Harvin will be practicing Monday for the Super Bowl.
    Love it.

  48. The Seahawks overpaid to take a headache off the Vikings hands. But IMO it was worth a shot, on a team pretty loaded, but without a great offense. No cap probs with a young QB, and they have a great D. If you think one more piece will win it all, roll the dice. So far, XRhodes is all the Vikes have to show for it. Big deal.

  49. Question #1: How long till this clown is out of the league?

    Question #2: How long after his exit from the NFL will he be broke & roaming the streets?

    My answers are sooner & soon!

  50. Vikes got CPatterson in a trade with the Pats that netted JCollins, LRyan, JBoyce, and a 7nth rnd pick that got the Pats LBlount. Bet I know how this works out. I wouldn’t even trade JCollins for Patterson straight up.

  51. this has to be the best conference championship matchup in NFL history. without harvin, this game is up for grabs. with harvin, i say seattle wins. now, i don’t know. flip a coin.

  52. It’s all good Percy!!! Rest up for the bowl!!! Baldwin Tate and kearse will step up . Im glad to have kj wright return anyways!!! Dont forget luke willson will be back as another offensive weapon! Go hawks!!

  53. They shouldve taken their time with him who knows if he’ll even be fully healthy next year. Pete Carolls RG3ing(The act of purposely injuring your own player for your own reward) Percy Harvin.

  54. Smart move. Hold him back for the SB. We won’t really need him for this game anyway. 76-16, here comes part III!

  55. What are Vikings fans gloating about? Their three 1st round picks took them from 10-6 to 5-10-1, and now they fired their coach.

    When your one collective joy of the day is coming on the internet to celebrate the injury of your team’s former player, that really says something about your entire fanbase.

    The best part about football is winning. Does that concept seem strange and mysterious to you? Think about it in your spare time… we have an NFC Championship game to play here in Seattle.

  56. Theres nothing you can say except he is a despicable excuse for a football player. If I were him and couldn’t play but 1 game a season, I’d publicaly announce I was.a.wuss & quit. Or, continue to milk whichever ignorant owner would sign me next….

  57. Seattle won’t score 17 points with him, without him they get 9 tops. Enjoy these last 48 hours of your crack dream about a super bowl Seattle fans

  58. and the fine for the late hit on Percy is where?

    oh thats Ok Taints paid dearly for thier shenanigans Hawks will take it all theway and STUFF it in the leagues FACE!@!!

  59. “The best part about football is winning. Does that concept seem strange and mysterious to you? Think about it in your spare time… we have an NFC Championship game to play here in Seattle.”

    Vikings all-time winning %: .534
    Seahawks all-time winning %: .490

  60. Um, and WHY does Seattle need him? Boy they’re really gonnna hurt without him now. I mean they’ve only been kicking butt all year without him….

  61. Well…considering the MONSTER catalog of huge plays Percy made against the 9ers in two games, I’m sure the Hawks are shaking in their booties.

    OH…wait…that’s right…HE DIDN’T PLAY.

    Shut down Gore and Kap will be curled up on the turf whining for Momma…while his coach practices his ballet pirouettes on the sidelines.

    While the Hawk offense hasn’t been stellar the last 4 games, their D has not allowed more than 20 points.

    Polish your clubs, 9er fans…your season is almost over.

  62. Worst move in seahawks history was trading for percy.

    Those big-money high-cost high-risk deals to “put us over the top” ALWAYS end up backfiring on us.

    My fellow 12s laughed at me and called me names when I predicted harvin would suffer an injury before the season and play 0 games with 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 TD.

    Instead he played 1 game with 1 catch for 17 yards.

    My fellow 12s laughed at the niners for “only” getting Anquan Boldin while we got “the best player in the history of the universe” in Prissy Harvin.

    Boldin went for over 1100 yards this season while Harvin went for 17.

    I tried to remind the other fans about Deion Branch and Housh and Rice. Just because you get a player that you THINK will be awesome doesn’t mean you’re actually getting an awesome player.

    All we needed was a solid 600 yard WR and we would be 17-0 and on our way to 19-0.

    Instead of keeping it simple and cheap and just going out and getting a 600 yard WR pete and john decided to gamble big and try to swing for a HR and they struck out big time.

    When will GMs learn that huge contracts ALMOST NEVER WORK OUT FOR THE TEAM.

    Only the player and his agent benefit from huge contracts.

    Its so frustrating because pete and john built this team on CHEAP LOW-RISK HIGH-REWARD MOVES.

    They mostly made conservative and inexpensive moves and focused on the draft. THAT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL FOR THEM.

    Then they decide to do the complete opposite of what was working for them and SURPRISE SURPRISE it backfires and blows up in their face.

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. They had a good team-building philosophy and they went out and wrecked it.

    If the seahawks don’t get rid of him after the season they will regret it.

  63. I’m enjoying the back and forth between Vikings and Seahawks fans. I understand the Seattle fans need to stand behind the trade, but you gave up 3 draft picks (including a first rounder) and a big salary to a guy that has yet to make a meaningful contribution. Now I’m gonna commit sacrilege here and tell you that Seattle has a darn good team and are one of the most dynamic teams around. HOWEVER, this time of year you need a little bit more. A regular season win WITHOUT Harvin then does NOT mean a playoff win now. I think secretly that some of you real fans know this already, while the bandwagon trolls could not care less.

  64. being a vikes fan, i loved watching Harvin play, he was, kinda still is one of my favorite vikings ever.. Yes he had his issues, but now days it seems like most NFL players do… Yeah looking back now, it looks like we got the better end of the deal. But at the time, I was mad that we traded him. Harvin is an amazing player, when he can stay healthy. If he ever does come back to form, SEA. offense will be scary… I think it looks like right now Patterson looks like the real deal.. And he has a a great attitude.. Also a big fan of R. Wilson, seems like a genuine dude, which is sadly a rarity nowdays…

  65. Love you Viking fans all puffed up with schadenfreude! I guess when your team is lousy you’ll grab on to any morsel to cheer and troll!

    Wanna know how much this trade matters to a Hawk fan: zip! We’ll win back-to-back Lombardis WITHOUT Harvin cause WE DONT NEED HIM. Seattle is now a top draw for free agents – first class organization, first class facilities, first class fans. Watch how all the current stars with contracts coming up take home-town discounts…

  66. Seattle is now a top draw for free agents–first class organization, first class facilities, first class fans. Watch how all the current stars with contracts coming up take home-town discounts. . .
    ______________________________________________

    I don’t care how delusional you are about first class this and first class that, your main delusion is thinking professional athletes will give home town discounts when it’s all about money–the MOST money they can make, wherever they can make it, and to sam hell with the rest.

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