When the Seahawks began practicing for their Super Bowl matchup against the Denver Broncos, the multi-talented Percy Harvin was back on the field after missing the NFC title game because of a concussion.
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Jan. 22, when the Seahawks began practicing for their Feb. 2 matchup against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII:
WORD OF THE DAY: CLEARED
The last time we saw Percy Harvin, the multi-talented receiver/returner/runner was being slammed into by the New Orleans Saints in the Seahawks’ wild-card playoff game. Harvin received a concussion, which prevented him from participating in the NFC Championship game.
But Harvin has been cleared to return to practice, which he did Wednesday.
“He looked fine,” offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said after practice. “We just evaluate him through today and see what kind of progress he can make.”
Harvin had hip surgery on Aug. 1, which limited him to one regular-season game – when he returned a kickoff 58 yards and also tipped a pass with one hand that he controlled while falling to the turf for a 17-yard reception. Harvin returned for the playoff opener, catching a team-high three passes for 21 yards and also running for 9 yards before being knocked out of the game in the second quarter.
That handful of plays in Harvin’s cameo appearances give a glimpse of what the Denver Broncos will have to deal with in the Super Bowl if Harvin is able to play.
Bevell was asked if any of his season-long answers have changed regarding how Harvin will blend in once he is able to play. He laughed and then said, “We’d love to have him. We’re ready if he’s in there. You’ve seen what we can do. So we’re excited if indeed that ends up happening for us.”
Like Harvin’s teammates, Bevell would be most happy for Harvin if he does return for the biggest game of the season.
“It’s pretty cool for him,” Bevell said. “He’s worked really hard. He’s just had some real unfortunate things happen to him this season. Everybody on the team, all the coaches, it’s obvious when he’s on the field the impact he can have on a game. So we want to give him every opportunity and I’m sure he wants it as well.”