Oft-injured Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will not play Sunday at the New York Giants. Neither will embattled cornerback Brandon Browner, according to head coach Pete Carroll, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR.
Carroll says WR Percy Harvin and CB Brandon Browner will not play. Said it could still be a bit with Harvin at this stage.
— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) December 13, 2013
Harvin has been limited to just one game this season – and one catch for 17 yards – against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, on November 17th. He has been slowed and unable to practice in recent weeks due to a nagging hip injury, and apparently may not be back for “a bit”, which is anyone’s guess at this point it would seem.
Browner has been recovering from a strained groin and also faces a year-long suspension from the NFL — as has been widely reported — pending an appeal. According to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, Browner’s appeal may not be resolved until sometime in late December – right around Christmas to be exact – which, if successful, would make him eligible for the Seahawks final regular season game against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field, and then into the postseason. That is if he can get healthy by that time.
Seattle sits at 11-2 on the season, two games up on the San Francisco 49ers (9-4) in the NFC West. The Seahawks seem poised to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs – New Orleans is one game back with three games to play.