Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) catches a pass during pre game warm ups prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin not expected to play for rest of the season, likely to return in playoffs

The Seattle Seahawks boast the best record in football and are looking to cruise through the NFC Playoffs. But while they still have home field advantage to lock up in the postseason, one player who likely won’t be helping Seattle in that quest is wide receiver Percy Harvin. According to PTF.com’s Mike Florio, Harvin likely won’t be making his next Seahawks appearance until the playoffs.

Per Florio:

On Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that an update regarding receiver Percy Harvin will be coming on Wednesday.  Whatever the update is, don’t expect to see him before the postseason.

Now, this isn’t a concrete report but it’s pretty much what everyone has been thinking all along. Harvin was always going to try and make his debut against the Minnesota Vikings, his old team who traded him this offseason, and Seattle was going to just make it up from there. It was wildly misleading to see Harvin play against the Vikings and then get sidelined again but the Seahawks have a long term plan that very much includes Harvin being healthy.

In all honesty, it wouldn’t be that shocking to see Seattle shelve Harvin until the NFC Championship game or the Super Bowl as they’re a 11-2 team without him in the lineup. Harvin needs to be healthy to be useful to the Seahawks and they don’t need to risk his long term health to win games they’re likely going to win anyways without him.

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