Percy Harvin will be back in Seattle this week as he prepares to make his debut as a Seahawk, according to NBC Sports.
Earlier today, Harvin tweeted to Seahawk nation:
12th man im back and ready….countdown begins
— Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) October 7, 2013
On Sunday, the Seahawks will complete Week 6, which means that all players on the PUP list are eligible to start practicing and playing with the team.
Harvin has been recovering from a torn labrum injury he suffered at the end of July. His recovery time has reportedly been ahead of schedule as he was not initially thought to be returning to the Seahawks until November.
On Monday, head coach Pete Carroll spoke with 710 ESPN in Seattle and discussed what he knew about Harvin, via NBC Sports:
“He will be back in town this week,” Carroll said. “He was in New York to make sure that the doctor that did the surgery and his rehab team back there was really on it and could really sign off on him. So he’ll be back with us. I know he started running last week. I don’t know any more than that until we get him out here working with our guys. It’s encouraging, we’re getting closer and if it can happen it’s going to happen as soon as possible.”
Harvin’s return would certainly help the Seahawks pass offense, which is currently 25th in the league with 207.4 passing yards per game this season.
While Harvin could theoretically return as soon as Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks have mentioned that they are in no hurry to rush Harvin’s recovery.
In his four-year NFL career, Harvin has caught 280 passes for over 3,300 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also has at least one kickoff returned for a touchdown in each of the four years he has played.
His six-year contract with Seattle is worth $67 million and guarantees $25 million.