Seattle Seahawks: Will Percy Harvin be ready to go?

By Todd Pheifer
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The Seattle Seahawks could use another weapon on offense so that Russell Wilson does not have to run so much. Will Percy Harvin come to the rescue?

Harvin is apparently ready to rejoin the team and get back on the practice field. Due to the NFL rules concerning the injured list, Harvin cannot get into a game until Week 7. Whether Pete Carroll will want to push his star receiver remains up in the air.

Will Harvin be ready to go? Will he step right back on the field and be that electric offensive threat that caused Seattle to be willing to part with so many draft picks?

That is the $67 million question. The reality of the NFL is that it is an extremely violent league. Harvin is a seasoned pro, but he has not been on an NFL field in a few months. He has not taken a vicious hit from a linebacker or played a whole game of push-and-shove with a physical cornerback.

It seems reasonable to assume that Harvin is excited to play, but he is coming off of hip surgery. Harvin is a special athlete, but it may take a few weeks for him to get back into the NFL groove. Seattle could arguably use some help at receiver, but they are going to be hesitant to rush Harvin back onto the football field. The Seahawks want Harvin to be productive in the playoffs, not in Week 7.

For the Seahawks, it has already been an emotional roller coaster with Harvin. There was the excitement of the trade followed by the disappointment of the surgery. Now, all eyes will be on Harvin when he takes the field. It will be an extremely intriguing debut once the date is actually determined.

Todd Pheifer covers the Seattle Seahawks for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @tpheifer, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google+.

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