For the first time since early June, Percy Harvin will be on the practice field with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday.
The Seahawks announced Monday that Harvin has officially returned to practice from the physically unable to perform list. Seattle didn’t have a practice on Monday but the team’s website noted that Harvin and quarterback Russell Wilson did workouts together at the team facility.
Harvin has been sidelined for Seattle since OTAs with a hip injury that ultimately required surgery on August 1. He was placed on the reserve/PUP list in August and was Seattle will have 21 days for Harvin to practice with the team before they have to make a decision to activate him to the 53-man roster.
Harvin could make his Seattle debut next Monday night against the St. Louis Rams. However, his limited amount of practice time even before the injury could elongate the process for him to be ready to get on the field for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks have seemingly been cautious with their injuries this season electing to make sure a player was ready to go before putting them on the field. Head coach Pete Carroll said they would make sure Harvin was not only ready to play before putting him on the field, but ready to withstand the remainder of the schedule as well.
When exactly Harvin plays for Seattle is still in question but Tuesday’s return to practice will be a pivotal step towards seeing their biggest offseason acquisition get back on the field.