The Seattle Seahawks acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin in the offseason, but he was unable to practice with the team until last week thanks to a hip injury. With his return to practice, there was some speculation that Harvin would be able to play as early as the team’s Monday Night Football meeting with the division rival St. Louis Rams.
However, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll informed the media on Saturday that Harvin would not be taking the field for the team’s Week 8 match up.
From Liz Matthews of 710 ESPN Seattle on Twitter:
#Seahawks WR Percy Harvin will not play Monday night per Carroll.
— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) October 26, 2013
Once Harvin is able to return to the team, their offense will have an added dynamic that they have lacked throughout the first two months of the season but they need to be wise and bring him along slowly.
Having Harvin healthy for the home stretch of the season is all that they can ask for, so if he is 100 percent and able to contribute heading into the postseason, the team’s offseason move will have been a big win.