Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin has made extremely quick progress from offseason hip surgery, and the 25-year-old is already eligible to be activated off of the PUP. However, Harvin was always expected to return later on in the year, because the Seahawks need him to be healthy in the long run, with the focus on having Harvin to get them over the hump in the playoffs. This team is good enough to win without Harvin in the regular season, but obviously having Harvin would make that a lot easier.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported last week that Harvin is going to practice next week and that he has a shot of playing in Week 8 against the rival St. Louis Rams. Now, CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora adds another layer to it by also reporting that it is possible for him to play in that Monday Night Football game against the Rams.
La Canfora cites a myriad of sources, including one that states that all parties involved will have to be in agreement for Percy Harvin to play in Week 8. The Seahawks need to tread carefully, because Harvin has a history of injuries; his long-term health is of paramount importance to the Seahawks. It’s crazy to think that we could see Harvin back next week, because the belief was that Harvin would be rested until like Week 12, even if he was progressing quickly. I personally don’t think we will see Harvin out there against St. Louis, but the fact that there is even a chance (there definitely is a chance, because both Rapoport and La Canfora are as good as they come) is pretty crazy in itself.