Don't look now, Percy Harvin might be speeding to play

Don't look now, Percy Harvin might be speeding to play

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Don't look now, Percy Harvin might be speeding to play

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by TOM PELISSERO / USA TODAY Sports

NWCN.com

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 8:23 AM

RENTON, Wash. – Golden Tate has been so impressed by fellow Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin's speed in practice this week that he has to censor his scouting report.

"Fast as beeeeeep," Tate said Wednesday. "A tremendous talent. He's one of the few guys that I look at and he just has everything."

The Seahawks listed Harvin as a full participant in Wednesday's practice – a positive sign for a player who has appeared in only one game this season because of hip surgery and related setbacks.

Coach Pete Carroll has avoided saying anything final on Harvin's status for Saturday's NFC wild-card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. But teammates were effusive in their praise for how Harvin has looked since returning to the practice field.

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"He's quick. He's fast. He's dynamic," cornerback Richard Sherman said. "If he gets a step on you, there's no coming back from that."

The Seahawks acquired Harvin, 25, in March from the Minnesota Vikings and gave him a six-year, $67 million contract. But he reported hip problems in the offseason, then surprised the team by sitting out the start of camp and undergoing surgery Aug. 1 to repair a partially torn labrum.

Harvin's only appearance this season came Nov. 17 against the Vikings. He had one catch for 17 yards, plus a 58-yard kick return.

The Seahawks went 13-3 even without Harvin, but they can use all the explosion they can get on the perimeter as they head into the postseason.

"I'm excited to see him play," Tate said. "He's definitely been anxiously waiting, trying to get healthy. We saw a glimpse when he wasn't even healthy against Minnesota. … He's definitely going to open it up for all of us, I think."

Tight end Luke Willson (ankle) also was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Linebacker K.J. Wright (foot), whom Carroll has said won't play Saturday, and safety Kam Chancellor (hip) did not participate.

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