The Seattle Seahwaks have been playing it cautious with star wide receiver Percy Harvin, as they have made sure to hold him out for a few extra weeks. The wait is set to end tomorrow, as Harvin is expected to make his 2013 season debut against his old team. Tomorrow evening at CenturyLink, the Seahawks are set to square of against the Minnesota Vikings with Harvin most likely in tote. Pete Carroll wasn’t willing to state that it’s a guarantee that Harvin will be out there, but all indications are that he will play. Not only did ESPN’s Adam Schefter report last week that Harvin would make his season debut against the Vikings, but Harvin is only listed as probable on the team’s official injury report.
Beyond that, Harvin himself seems convinced that he is at full strength. From the Tacoma News Tribune’s Todd Dybas, “I definitely think I am ready to play.”
It will be interesting to see if the Seahawks limit Harvin’s snaps, because the Vikings aren’t a difficult opponent and the Seahawks have a bye week set for Week 12 before facing another Super Bowl contender in the New Orleans Saints in Week 13. Percy Harvin should be a full go, but the other receivers on the Seahawks have emerged and the passing game was clicking last week. With Harvin in the fold and tackles Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini healthy and set to return as well, the Seahawks look that much more scary. Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin have emerged as great options for Russell Wilson, Zach Miller is chipping in, and Jermaine Kearse has been a diamond in the rough this year.