(RENTON, Wash.) — So far, the Seattle Seahawks acquisition of wide receiver Percy Harvin hasn’t quite gone as planned this season. Despite his struggles to get onto the field, Harvin plans to practice this week, and hopes to play in the team’s first playoff game next weekend.
“It will be a great thing for him [if he plays],” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. “This guy is a true competitor. To his credit, he has not given up on it. He’s at a place where he has a chance. We’ll see what happens.”
During the offseason, Seattle acquired Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for three draft picks, a steep price to play.
But after hip surgery in March and surgery back in August for a torn Labrum, Harvin appeared in just one game this season. He caught one pass for 17 yards in the team’s Week 11 win over the Vikings. Despite his setbacks, he could be nearing his return.
When healthy, the 25-year-old Harvin is an explosive playmaker, who could make the Seahawks offense dynamic. Despite his talent, Harvin has missed 22 out of a possible 32 games the past two seasons.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN