Seattle announces Harvin's return to practice
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Wide receiver Percy Harvin is returning to practice for the Seattle Seahawks after missing the first seven weeks of the regular season following hip surgery.
The Seahawks made the announcement on Monday. The team is not scheduled to practice until Tuesday following last Thursday's win over Arizona. Harvin has been on the physically unable to perform list all season after surgery to repair the labrum in his hip in early August.
Seattle now has three weeks to add Harvin to the active roster. He could play as soon as next Monday at St. Louis and the latest Harvin could return would be Week 11 against Minnesota.
Seattle traded a trio of draft picks, including its first round pick in the 2013 draft, to the Vikings in exchange for the speedy Harvin.
Sarkisian assures Huskies slump won't happen again
SEATTLE (AP) — This feeling is all too familiar to Washington. A promising start. A hopeful horizon. A belief this is the year they re-join the Pac-12 elite.
And then it's gone. Poof. Scuttled by a three-game midseason losing streak that's become an unwelcome, constant visitor for nearly a decade.
Steve Sarkisian is in this place again after the Huskies were routed 53-24 at Arizona State on Saturday, a third straight loss after Washington's promising 4-0 start. The national recognition Washington received early in the season is gone. The Huskies now return home to face slumping California, but the status of quarterback Keith Price is in question. Price re-aggravated an injured thumb on his throwing hand against the Sun Devils. If he can't go, redshirt freshman Cyler Miles would get the start.
Washington announces plans to honor Don James
SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington will hold a public memorial service for former football coach Don James on Sunday.
The school announced a list of plans to honor the former coach on Monday. James passed away at his home Sunday due to pancreatic cancer. He was 80.
Along with the memorial service, the school will honor James during Saturday night's game against California. Washington players and coaches will wear decals in honor of James and members of his family will serve as the honorary captains for the pre-game coin toss.
The Washington band will also perform a tribute to James during halftime that will include a memorial video.
James coached at Washington from 1975-92 and led the school to a share of the 1991 national championship.