Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver Percy Harvin was never expected to play, and it seems like the Seahawks are targeting Harvin for a return next week. If that’s the case, then that would set Harvin up nicely for a reunion against his former team in the Minnesota Vikings. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has wisely been taking the conservative approach with his star wideout, but is becoming increasingly clear that Harvin is just about at full strength. The oft-injured Florida Gators product is going to return to the practice field next week.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that while Percy Harvin obviously won’t play in today’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Harvin is expected to play against the Vikings next week. The most interesting part is the fact that Schefter states that “it would be an upset” if Harvin didn’t make his return to the Seahawks against the Vikings.
My guess is that the Seahawks will play him against the Vikes awful secondary next week as a tune-up game before the Week 12 bye week, because the real big game for the ‘Hawks comes in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks are in a sea of games against inferior opponents, and the battle with the Saints in Week 13 will be a true test for this team. It sounds like a good idea to limit Harvin but also play him next week in order for him to get ready for that huge matchup against New Orleans.