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Percy Harvin has 'no discomfort' in hip
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 10:33am
Receiver Percy Harvin is getting closer to returning, according to Carroll, but not ready just yet to practice full speed after recovering from hip surgery. He was held out of practice Wednesday, though he did work out before the team's walk-through.
"His hip, he doesn't have discomfort at all," Carroll said. "He ran today and ran well, felt really good about it and would love to practice today. We're just going to the next day. We're just going to make sure that we're doing it right. We want to see how this day impacted how he feels tomorrow. So we're just trying to work together to get that done."
Seattle has until next week to activate Harvin to the 53-man roster, but when the Seahawks expect him to make his debut remains uncertain.
"When we really feel secure and solid and he feels great, then we'll bust him out," Carroll said.
Harvin was rumored to return in Week 9, but there was a "flare up," though the team insists there was no setback. Whatever the case, it doesn't seem likely that Harvin will play this week which means Doug Baldwin (6-71-1 on 10 targets) will once again be a Sneaky Start. He has a great matchup with the Falcons in Week 10.
Darrelle Revis playing more press man coverage
Friday, November 1, 2013, 11:10am
Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis said during his weekly radio show on WDAE (620 AM) on Thursday that his reconstructed left knee prohibited him from playing the press man style that has made him arguably the best cornerback in the league.
“Earlier in the year, I didn’t have the explosion to play press; the receiver would just run the (vertical) 9-route on me and I didn’t have the stamina to do that play in and play out, especially playing press.
“I mean, you get physical up there playing press coverage and then actually just running. That’s running full speed — you and the receiver. I didn’t have that yet.
“I’m starting to get that back now, which is awesome because I like to be in receivers faces and try to put my hands on them and try to be physical with them.”
Revis said he began to play more press coverage a week ago during the Bucs loss to Carolina, when he spent a good part of the day shadowing Panthers Pro Bowl receiver Steve Smith. He said he responded well physically to that test.
If Revis is going to shadow Golden Tate (who caught two TDs against the Rams in Week 8), it may cause for concern for Tate owners. With Sidney Rice (ACL) out, Tate may see more targets, which could offset the bad matchup. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse could get a few extra opportunities if QB Russell Wilson avoids throwing in Revis's direction.
Percy Harvin ruled out; Doug Baldwin likely to start
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 5:12pm
“You’ll see those guys out there quite often,’’ said Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
USA Today's Lindsay Jones said on Twitter: "Pete Carroll didn't have media availability today in Seattle, but he told Sirius that Percy Harvin won't play this week vs. Tampa."
In 23 games where Doug Baldwin has seen 4+ targets, he has averaged 3.8-53-.26 (WR4 numbers). In 15 games with 5+ targets he has posted 4.4-63-.40 (WR3 numbers). He's a low-end WR3 this week in most formats.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:03am
Kearse is a viable desperation play if Harvin sits another week, though we would rather bet on Doug Baldwin in a tight spot. Kearse has two TDs on the season and could surprise against a shaky Bucs secondary.
Sidney Rice has concussion, torn ACL
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 1:58pm
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll also said that Rice has concussion symptoms. Rice ended 2011 on IR after two concussions in three weeks. The knee injury reported at the same time as the concussion turns out to be a torn ACL, according to PFT's source. It's now especially possible Percy Harvin plays this week after coming close last week. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse could also see an increase in snaps.
Golden Tate "most impressive player" in camp
Friday, August 2, 2013, 11:26am
On Friday, when speculation about Percy Harvin’s future and hip injury were constant topics of interest but still only matters of speculation, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about the possibility of life without Harvin.
More specifically, he was asked if Golden Tate could slide into Harvin’s role, if it came to that.
“Yeah, there are certain things we could do,” Bevell said. “[Doug Baldwin] can do a lot of the same things that Percy could do. Golden can do some of those things as well. There are different guys we can plug in.”
Tate has been the most impressive player in training camp so far. He has made his usual big plays, going up and over cornerbacks to haul in passes down the sideline. But Tate has always had that big-play ability in his arsenal.
In reality, Tate doesn’t take on any bigger role than he had last year. He will get more snaps and opportunities now this season than he would have had Harvin stayed fully healthy. Still, the Seahawks won’t ask him to be Percy Harvin. But if he takes the next step as a player, if he becomes more consistent and dependable this season, he could help counter the loss of Harvin by taking the next step in his career.
It's interesting that Bevell mentioned Baldwin first before talking about Tate. Later in the article, the writer (Jayson Jenks) says that Tate's role won't change much from last year. He's still a nice pick as a WR4 once the rounds hit double-digits (i.e. 10th or later), just don't expect him to fill Havin's role by himself.
Percy Harvin (hip) to have surgery, will miss 3-4 months
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 8:26pm
It's uncertain how long Harvin will be sidelined. NFL Network reported early estimations are Harvin will be out three to four months, meaning he would be sidelined until at least November.
Harvin was in New York on Tuesday to receive a second opinion on his injured hip from Dr. Bryan Kelly.
If the 3-4 month timeline is accurate, the best case scenario for a return would be early November, which means Harvin would miss the first eight games of the season. A return in four months means he might be able to play in Week 13. Harvin's follow-up tweet sounded as if he was resigned to miss the season, but depending on the nature of the surgery, he could return for a late-season run. From a fantasy perspective, he's only worth a late round draft-and-stash in leagues that have larger (18+) roster sizes unless he's expected to return midseason. It's obviously a blow to Russell Wilson's upside, though we would still expect him to post top 12 QB numbers given the way he finished his rookie season. At WR, Sidney Rice, (especially) Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin will benefit. Rice is in Switzerland for a non-surgical procedure on his knee, but the team doesn't seem too worried about his Week 1 availability at this point. Rice and Tate finished 35th and 41st in PPR formats in 2012, so they are both definitely on the fantasy radar in the later rounds. Whatever plans the Seahawks may have had to open up the passing game with Harvin probably have been scrapped -- expect a run-heavy offense that features the highly productive Marshawn Lynch.
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:16am
Seahawks trade for Percy Harvin
Monday, March 11, 2013, 1:08pm
Percy Harvin wanted out of Minnesota, and got his wish. He joins a WR corps of Sidney Rice, Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin and figures to lead the group in targets in 2013. This is great news for QB Russell Wilson, who is getting a big boost at WR. In standard formats, Harvin finished in the top 11 in the last two years in fantasy PPG, and will once again be a fringe WR1, especially if he can stay healthy. Harvin's usage may drop a bit in Seattle, but this should be offset by additional red zone opportunities. Seattle's OC, Darrell Bevell, was the Vikings OC in 2010. That year, Harvin averaged 7.7 targets per game. The move leaves the Vikings with possibly the worst WR corps in the league (though Jarius Wright is a sleeper), so downgrade Christian Ponder even further.
Sidney Rice (knee) to be game-time decision
Friday, December 21, 2012, 4:50pm
HC Pete Carroll said it looks like WR Sidney Rice will be able to play, but they'll have him test his knee out before Sunday's game.