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May 27, 2014; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) runs for yards after the catch during organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin expected to rest during training camp


At this time last year, Percy Harvin was preparing for his first season with the Seahawks after joining the team during the offseason.

Little did he know that he would suffer a hip injury in July and be forced to miss all but one regular season game before rejoining his team in the postseason.

Fast-forward to the present-day and we are learning that Harvin is expected to rest during the majority of the team’s training camp next month, per NFL.com.

NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus noted:

Coach Pete Carroll explained after practice that Seattle didn’t work Harvin out three consecutive days during the offseason program, per The News Tribune. The team will follow the same plan during training camp.

Harvin’s presumed absence in training camp will give more reps to aspiring receivers who will be “trying-out” for a spot on the team.

Those receivers will include Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood and Chris Matthews among others.

Harvin is still expected to be the Seahawks No. 1 receiver when the season starts, just ahead of Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse.

After a career-year with the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, Harvin has struggled to stay healthy, playing in only nine games in 2012 and the one regular season game last year.

He will be hoping to get back on track this season with a dynamic offense that is known for its power-run game but is developing its passing game.

With Russell Wilson at the helm, Marshawn Lynch in the backfield and Harvin, among others, catching passes, a healthy Seahawks offense could be among the league’s best next season.

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  • Trakar

    IMO, there are not guaranteed spots on this team either you compete for play time or you forfeit your spot. Harvin is, or should be, no exception. If he is too delicate for training camp he is too delicate to depend upon during the regular season

  • hunger

    Fine print on Percy’s contract: “He must be eligible for no more than 7 snaps per season.”

  • Steve Klug

    Percy’s a great player, but a little too fragile for the NFL.