Percy Harvin: Saints weren't targeting me in playoffs

Percy Harvin: Saints weren't targeting me in playoffs

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SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Wide receiver Percy Harvin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks is on the field after free safety Rafael Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints was called for an unnneccesary roughness penalty in the first quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

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by TOM PELISSERO / USA TODAY Sports

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Posted on January 24, 2014 at 8:54 AM

A high hit from New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush may have caused the concussion that sidelined Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin for last weekend's NFC Championship game.

But after practicing the past two days as the Seahawks began preparations for Super Bowl XLVIII, Harvin said Thursday he doesn't think the Saints were targeting him.

"No. It was just playing football," Harvin said. "It was unfortunate, some of the hits that were caused in the game. But I didn't think they were targeting me. I just thought they were playing football."

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Bush was fined $21,000 for his hit, which came on the Seahawks' third play in the Jan. 11 divisional playoff game at CenturyLink Field.

Harvin, 25, went to the locker room to be evaluated for concussion before returning, then left for good after diving for a ball and landing hard in the end zone late in the second quarter.

He said Thursday his history of migraines didn't slow the recovery process, keeping him out of Sunday's victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

"There was no complications," Harvin said. "It's just we had to go through the protocol. We had to go through all the steps."

Acquired from Minnesota for a package of draft picks and given a six-year, $67 million contract in March, Harvin missed all but one game in the regular season because of hip surgery and related setbacks.

He said he "will be in the game plan" for the Feb. 2 title game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium but wouldn't say to what degree.

Asked if making a big play might save his season, Harvin said, "I'm not trying to save any season. I'm trying to go out there and win a Super Bowl. I'm not trying to save or be a hero or do any of that. I'm going out there to prepare to play a game."

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