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Percy Harvin says health is best it’s been since before college

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Percy Harvin spent most of his first season with the Seattle Seahawks meeting with doctors and rehabbing a hip injury that required surgery in August. He appeared in just one regular season game and two postseason games for Seattle in his first year in Seahawks blue.

But Harvin feels those issues are firmly behind him. Harvin was on the practice field and participating full speed for the team’s first OTA of the offseason on Tuesday. Harvin says it’s the best he’s felt in a long time.

“This is probably the best I’ve ever felt since before college,” Harvin said.

Harvin appeared in just one regular season game in November against the Minnesota Vikings before a setback forced him back to the sidelines for the remainder of the regular season.

Harvin was nearly shut down for the year before he finally turned a corner in his rehab at the end of the regular season. His biggest contribution came on the biggest stage as he totaled 137 all-purpose yards and returned the opening kickoff of the second half of the Super Bowl for an 87-yard touchdown to dash any hopes of a Denver Broncos rally.

Harvin said he was itching to get back out on the field just weeks after the season ended. He’ll be an important piece for Seattle’ offense this fall and the team looks to replace the efforts of departed receiver Golden Tate, who signed with the Detroit Lions in free agency. Tate led the team with 64 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Harvin has missed 22 of 32 regular season games over the last two years due to injury. He missed seven games with Minnesota in 2012 due to an ankle injury before missing 15 last year for Seattle with the hip problem. Harvin hopes his days of sitting on the sidelines are now firmly in the past.

“I’m just happy to be out here, I’m happy to be healthy right now,” Harvin said. “We’re all tuned into what we have to get done this next coming year so we’re all just out here working. It feels tremendously good to get back on the field and be as one.”

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46 Responses to “Percy Harvin says health is best it’s been since before college”
  1. thepftpoet says: May 28, 2014 11:10 PM

    When will the PEDhawk fans finally admit that the Vikings won the trade?

    Cordarelle Patterson > Percy Harvin

  2. sundaysundaysunday says: May 28, 2014 11:18 PM

    Unleash the Harvin!

  3. barsfordays says: May 28, 2014 11:18 PM

    Harvin wont be what he was in Minnesota. Too many injuries, and Russell Wilson can only throw for about 2500 yards a season, so they wont have any 1000 yard recievers. Harvin is old and washed up now and Seattle gave up too much to get him. They will regret that move, and signing Richard “Covers One Side of the field” Sherman to a ridiculous contract, and then their below-average starter will want 20+ mill, and Seattle will have no money to pay their #1 playmaker Marshawn Lynch, and will eventually fade into mediocrity and a rebuild. Mark my words.

  4. taylorgangtrippymane says: May 28, 2014 11:21 PM

    Probably just happy he doesn’t play for an awful franchise like Minnesota anymore

  5. revelation123 says: May 28, 2014 11:23 PM

    Harvin misses too many games.

  6. seattlesue427 says: May 28, 2014 11:24 PM

    He’s absolutely electric. Can’t wait to see him light it up!

  7. rukkus1 says: May 28, 2014 11:34 PM

    Good I hate to see people injured. Especially when you can tell they love the game and want to be out there in it. There’s a lot of players who don’t have passion. Percy Harvin is not one of them.

  8. skoldier612 says: May 28, 2014 11:35 PM

    He will miss time – like he always does.

    They better pump him up with a bleep ton of PEDs – like they always do.

  9. higheriqthanyou says: May 28, 2014 11:36 PM

    Wow – be afraid, be very afraid.

  10. billbrasky72 says: May 28, 2014 11:40 PM

    So glad that the Vikings pawned him off and drafted Cordarrel Patterson. Like trading in a beat up Kia for a brand new Ferrari, and lowering your payment in the process.

  11. stepheninportland says: May 28, 2014 11:45 PM

    This is horrible news for the rest of the NFL, and the NFC West in particular.

  12. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: May 28, 2014 11:46 PM

    No wonder he’s happy. He’s playing for a PROFESSIONAL organization now, instead of that clown circus that drafted him.

    Seahawks >> LOLVikings. It’s not even CLOSE.

  13. thebirdofprey2 says: May 28, 2014 11:47 PM

    I couldn’t be more excited to see our offense this year. The defense gets all the press from the Super Bowl but the offense with Percy Harvin was absolutely dynamic with screens and sweeps. The way safeties play when he is on his field he strikes that Randy Moss type fear. Look at his 20 or so plays 2013 if you don’t believe me. If he wasn’t making big splash plays himself Doug Baldwin or Lynch got 20 yard + touchdowns.

  14. thepftpoethasneverkissedagirl says: May 28, 2014 11:57 PM

    best player in the NFL…so happy we got him….
    GO HAWKS…

  15. homerhanky82 says: May 29, 2014 12:03 AM

    It usually is when you rest an entire season. and the get the offseason off as well. Percy is fragile!

  16. andreboy1 says: May 29, 2014 12:12 AM

    Must be nice to only have to perform one day a year.

  17. In Teddy We Trust says: May 29, 2014 12:15 AM

    You know, he really didn’t miss too many games until the last two years. Spielman knows when to trade a guy. He’ll never play a full season again.

  18. In Teddy We Trust says: May 29, 2014 12:16 AM

    It’s really tough to throw a barbell at a coach when you’re not feeling well.

  19. jermainewiggins says: May 29, 2014 12:25 AM

    He was high when he said that, Wait till the week one injury report…

  20. seatownballers says: May 29, 2014 12:29 AM

    Might have lost Tate, but harvin it’s completely healthy. Look for rice to start on pup list, as Richardson and Norwood play.
    Plus we got Baldwin and Kearse.

    Seahawks are deeper then they were last year

  21. billbraskyisasonofabitch says: May 29, 2014 12:42 AM

    Enjoy it while you can

  22. pacificnw7722 says: May 29, 2014 12:51 AM

    Between the speed of Harvin and new WR Paul Richardson defenses will have to be on high alert.

  23. bornahawker says: May 29, 2014 12:51 AM

    11 is on a mission

  24. cartire says: May 29, 2014 1:06 AM

    Posting before a single comment has been released.

    so inb4 people guarantee out for 2014 season.

  25. beardinals says: May 29, 2014 1:34 AM

    Does anyone really think he’s going to make it through more than 6 games?

  26. ptfpoetlovestheseahawks says: May 29, 2014 1:44 AM

    Just going to say this before it happens…….shut up pftpoet. Dont be mad that Harvin finally has good things to say because this organization treats him better. SKOL

    #GOHAWKS
    #REPETE

  27. jayovalentine says: May 29, 2014 3:28 AM

    yeah right… dude is made of glass. He’ll be hurt by week 5.

  28. gbsparks says: May 29, 2014 4:12 AM

    That itch sounds pretty serious.

  29. hatersh8 says: May 29, 2014 5:42 AM

    Percy hasn’t been 100% for more than half a season on any team since he was drafted in 2009… I’d say it’s a safe bet to expect more of the same.

  30. Largent#80 says: May 29, 2014 6:11 AM

    If he can just stay healthy the entire year, what a huge difference it is going to make for the offense, especially on 3rd downs where we really struggled last year. If we can start converting more of those consistently, it will give our D a chance to be even better since they won’t be on the field as much. Not to mention with him returning kickoffs, it should help us greatly in winning the field position battle and the offense starting drives at like the 35 instead of the 18 or 20

  31. dougy1970 says: May 29, 2014 6:15 AM

    And then in Week Two, he rolls his ankle on a 9-yard gain on an end around and plays 50% of the snaps for the rest of the year at 80% effectiveness.

  32. GenXJay says: May 29, 2014 6:23 AM

    glass

  33. kodatrout says: May 29, 2014 6:36 AM

    That should last till about week 2

  34. chuckforeman44 says: May 29, 2014 6:39 AM

    ……until the NEXT injury forces him to the sidelines again. Electric when hes on the field though…….hes a luxury for the ‘hawks anyway. They won the SB basically without him.

  35. coondabye says: May 29, 2014 7:27 AM

    Just heard that from Sean Lee.

  36. 93civiccpe says: May 29, 2014 7:48 AM

    Why did he jinx himself.. it always seems that players returning from injury that claim they “are in the best shape since..” always follow it up with another injury. Note to Pete.. break out the bubble wrap.. the guys incredible when healthy, but breaks easy..

  37. dangitgary says: May 29, 2014 8:05 AM

    Pretty sure he says that every year….

  38. ballin99999 says: May 29, 2014 8:33 AM

    Aaaaaaaand then he gets hurt 2nd week of training camp and misses 80% of the season

  39. realitycheckbaby says: May 29, 2014 9:43 AM

    BTW he’s averaged 11 games per season excluding playoffs.

    Oh wait, he played for Minnesota. Excluding playoffs was self evident.

  40. purpleguy says: May 29, 2014 10:48 AM

    Great player, awesome skills, unstable personality, and plays so hard he’s injury prone. Percy is one complicated package.

  41. howthenfcwestwaswon says: May 29, 2014 11:17 AM

    Good, vikings fans…….good. I can feel your anger………..& I don’t blame you.

  42. realfootballfan says: May 29, 2014 12:21 PM

    I’m not even one of the Seattle PED critics, but the joke just writes itself with this one, lol.

  43. tnaz says: May 29, 2014 1:20 PM

    Harvin + Richardson = unfair

    Get ready for blinding speed on both ends!

  44. mtrhead269 says: May 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    He will be electric this year. In the 9 nine games he plays.

  45. mosesmalone1145 says: Jun 2, 2014 12:27 AM

    Harvin, Michael and Richardson will add a ton of explosive plays this year and the D will do what they do …see ya in Arizona!

  46. senoreno says: Jun 3, 2014 1:41 AM

    Ya ok Percy. Healthy enough to play a full season, if they were only 5 games.

    Lmao. Can’t believe they traded a 1st 3rd and 7th for this guy, plus gave him a 60+million contract over 6 yrs..Lmao

    Vikings robbed em…

    The best ability is availability

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