For the second straight day, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin missed team practice and his status is again up in the air for this week’s game. Since being activated from the PUP list this season, the Seahawks big offseason acquisition has played one game for the team and it’s growing more and more unlikely that he’ll be playing for them during the regular season.
Thursday Practice Report – DNP: Harvin, Irvin, Browner, Jackson (Illness). LP: Davis. FP: Tate, Lynch (Not Injury Related). #SEAvsSF
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 6, 2013
Where fans tend to get confused on Harvin was his activation from the PUP list. Many assumed this meant he was ready to play, but the Seahawks needed to activate him if they wanted any chance of playing him this season. And by “this season” it should be stressed that the postseason is a guaranteed part of the Seahawks season and is the likeliest place we’ll see Harvin again.
With the division almost wrapped up and home field advantage in the NFC not far from being clinched either, there is little reason for the Seahawks to play Harvin down the stretch of the regular season. Saving their weapon for the postseason seems to be the best option for everyone except fantasy owners at this point and will probably be the road traveled by Seattle.
Harvin barely played against the Minnesota Vikings in his one game back and missed the Seahawks next game after the team’s bye week. While having Harvin on the field obviously makes the Seahawks better, they have no need to load up the field for a tretch of season that could amount to being a cake walk into the No. 1 seed.