Percy Harvin, who made his Seahawks debut in Week 11, is listed as doubtful to play against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
Harvin did not practice on Friday or Saturday and is dealing with hip soreness, according to Terry Blount at ESPN.com.
“He’s just sore,” Coach Carroll said on Saturday. “So we don’t want to push it. It’s not worth it.”
The Seahawks are 24th in the league in passing yards per game and would have liked to have Harvin’s play-making abilities against the NFC’s other top team.
The Saints pass defense is 3rd in the league, allowing 198 yards per game through the air.
The Seahawks have played all but one game without Harvin this season, so while playing without him isn’t desirable, it won’t be detrimental.
Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse have all played exceptionally well and can handle the duties at receiver.
Kearse is listed as probable for Monday’s game after suffering a concussion in Week 11. Running back Marshawn Lynch is also listed as probable with knee soreness.
Harvin’s hip was sore after his debut on Nov. 17, but even the extra rest of the bye week wasn’t enough to get him to 100 percent.
After Monday night’s game, the Seahawks will play the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 8. The Seahawks would like to have Harvin back for that game, but they won 29-3 back in Week 2 without him.