Percy Harvin making ‘progress’ to play in NFC Divisional playoff game


May 20, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) participates in organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin, who has played in just one game so far this season, practiced with the Seahawks on Thursday and Friday and is making “good…progress” to play in next week’s NFC Divisional playoff game, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Carroll spoke to the media after Friday’s practice and said that Harvin was “very encouraged” by his participation in the practices. writer Clare Farnsworth said:

"Harvin took part in just about every phase of Friday’s sun-drenched practice that was held along the shore of Lake Washington at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. He looked fluid and explosive while catching one pass in the first full-team session and then got behind the defense to catch a long pass from quarterback Russell Wilson in a 7-on-7 drill."

In Harvin’s only game this season, he caught one pass for 17 yards and returned a kickoff for 58 yards. That was back on Nov. 17 against the Minnesota Vikings, his former team.

It was rumored last week that Harvin may be placed on injured reserve, but the Seahawks avoided that and may be able to have the playmaker for the entire postseason.

The same cannot be said for linebacker K.J. Wright.

Wright, who broke his foot in Week 14, is expected to miss next week’s Divisional game, but may be ready to play in the NFC Championship game, should the Seahawks get that far.

Depending on the outcomes of this weekend’s Wild Card games, the Seahawks will either host the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers or New Orleans Saints.