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Percy Harvin: How Seahawks' star avoided IR

If the Seattle Seahawks are to make a legitimate playoff run, there’s no doubting that Percy Harvin would be a huge help to the effort.

The ‘Hawks have proven that they can win and win big without Harvin, but just imagine how much better the team would be with one of the most explosive players in the NFL back out on the field.

It’s being reported that it may be possible for Harvin to play for Seattle in its first playoff game this year, and that would come on January 11th in round two. According to Ed Werder of, it was a great throwing session with quarterback Russell Wilson that convinced head coach Pete Carroll to keep Harvin off the IR, which would have ended his season:

A throwing session Percy Harvin had with quarterback Russell Wilson on Monday, which went extremely well, helped persuade Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll not to place the wide receiver on season-ending injured reserve, league sources said.

Sources said Harvin, who has played in just one game this season following offseason hip surgery, looked “amazing” during the session and that the Seahawks believe it is possible he will play when the team opens the postseason at home Jan. 11.

The plan for now is to have Harvin rejoin practice Thursday.

The risk here is that if for some reason Harvin can’t go, Seattle would be wasting quite a valuable playoff spot. It’s a high risk high reward situation, but the pay off is definitely huge if Harvin gets all the way back onto the field.

It sure sounds like he’ll be ready to go.

Harvin only has one catch so far during this injury-riddled season.

Tags: NFL PLayoffs Percy Harvin Pete Carroll Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks

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