When asked today about his playing status, both Harvin and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that he would definitely be playing. Carroll also said that Harvin will not have any limitations, meaning he won’t be on a snap count and that he may even return kicks.
Harvin is still not fully recovered from offseason hip surgery, but he should be healthier than he has been all season for Saturday’s game. Harvin’s only action this season came on November 17th versus the Vikings, when he tallied one catch for 17 yards. He has not played since that game, citing swelling and fluid buildup around the hip.
If close to 100 percent, Harvin’s presence greatly helps the Seahawks on offense. His all-purpose receiver ability will give Russell Wilson another option in the passing game to go along with Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. Putting Harvin in the slot will also force another defender outside the box, which should open up more running room for Marshawn Lynch.
Already Super Bowl favorites because of their defense, getting Harvin fully back in the offense would make Seattle an even more complete team, and Wilson that much better at QB.