The Seattle Seahawks have announced they are activating Percy Harvin for this week. Harvin was their high priced addition that they were hoping would push them over the top after falling short last year. The Seahawks placed Harvin on the Physically Unable to Perform list when it was discovered he had a serious hip injury. As frustrating as that loss was for the Seahawks and Harvin, they brought him for the stretch run and the playoffs. With Harvin out of the lineup, the Seahawks cruised to a 9-1 record and now get a healthy Harvin back that adds another offensive element to their attack.
The Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings this week and it remains to be seen how much Harvin will play, but it would not be a surprise if he got a light workload this week as they ease him into full contact. The Seahawks should be able to take care of the Vikings at home with little trouble and they then get their bye week before they host the New Orleans Saints after the bye.
They do not need him for the Vikings, but they would probably like him to get in a groove against a number of likely playoff teams including the Saints, the division rival San Francisco 49ers as they get prepared to make another playoff run. If the Seahawks can keep winning and hit their stride as they enter the playoffs, they are incredibly dangerous because they have a tremendous homefield advantage and are on pace to host both playoff games before the Super Bowl as long as they can get that far. Harvin’s injury was not what they wanted, but he comes in right on schedule for what the Seahawks brought him in to be for them.