ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks WR Percy Harvin returned to practice on Monday.
- Schefter adds that Seattle will have three weeks to activate Harvin from the PUP list.
Reports from last weekend indicated that there’s hope that Harvin could play against the Rams next Monday night.
It’s still too early to say for certain that Harvin will be back, but it’s at least an encouraging sign that he is back on the field after suffering a pretty serious hip injury during the offseason.
“I can’t put my hand on a Bible as we speak and say, ‘Yeah, he’s going to play next week‘,” said one source. “But there’s certainly a chance.”
While Harvin has progressed from a hip injury he suffered during the offseason, the Seahawks don’t want to rush him into game action and risk him hurting his hip again.
“Everybody has to be in agreement on it,” said a team source. “It’s not Percy vs. the team. It’s nothing like that. But if everybody feels good about it and the doctors think he is ready, then it’s possible he plays.”
We’ll have more regarding Harvin’s status in the coming days.
- Mike Silver adds that although Harvin would like to return next week, the Seahawks would prefer to be cautious with their big offseason investment.
- According Silver, Week 13 could be a more reasonable return date for Harvin.
The fact that Seattle will have an 11-day layoff between Weeks 7 and 8 should work to Harvin’s benefit, as he’s coming off of a torn labrum.
The Seahawks are currently 5-1 without Harvin, so his presence will surely boost their overall productivity as they currently rank No. 24 passing offense.
- Carroll stated on Sunday that Harvin’s return is, “just around the corner,” per Liz Mathews.
It’s hard to expect Harvin to practice during the short week ahead of their Week 7 matchup against the Saints.