By Brady Henderson
RENTON – Wide receiver Percy Harvin is listed as probable for Sunday’s game, which means there’s a good chance he’ll make his long-awaited Seahawks debut when Seattle hosts Minnesota.
That’s not a guarantee he will, though.
“He has a chance. He has a chance,” coach Pete Carroll said Friday. “He made it through practice today. We’ll see how it affects him tomorrow and then we’ll call it. But he looked good, he practiced, did everything.”
Harvin’s impending debut has been one of the bigger story lines in recent weeks, and it looks like it might come against the same team that dealt him to Seattle in a blockbuster offseason trade. The Seahawks acquired Harvin in exchange for three draft picks then signed him to a lucrative new contract only to see him sustain a hip injury that required surgery and sidelined him for the first 10 games.
Harvin began practicing with the team late last month and earlier this week was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list. He was limited in practice on Wednesday and practiced without limitation the last two days. While that’s a good sign for his chances of playing Sunday, how he feels Saturday will go a long way toward determining his availability. He’s previously experienced a buildup of fluid in his hip that caused swelling and stiffness the day after a workout.
“Being able to put back-to-back days and not have any swelling, any setbacks, it’s encouraging,” Harvin said. “So as long as everything works well tomorrow, which I fully plan on, it should be a good sign for the game.”
Carroll told KIRO Radio 97.3 FM Friday morning that if Harvin does play Sunday, he won’t get a full diet of snaps. Harvin said that makes sense considering he hasn’t played in a game in more than a calendar year.
“It would be crazy for me to think I can go out there and be able to play the amount of plays I was able to play before and do all the things I was,” said Harvin, who didn’t play again last season after injuring his ankle during a Nov. 4 loss to the Seahawks. “I’m able to do some of the things, but it’s still all day-to-day, and we’ll see.”
O-line could be at full strength
The Seahawks could have their entire starting offensive line healthy and playing for the first time since Week 2.
Carroll said center Max Unger is expected to play while right tackle Breno Giacomini and left tackle Russell Okung will be game-time decisions. Unger and Giacomini both practiced Friday without limitation and are listed as probable, while Okung was not listed on Seattle’s injury report because he’s on injured reserve with a designation to return.
Okung has been sidelined since sustaining a torn ligament in his toe in Week 2, and he would need to be added to Seattle’s roster on Saturday if he is to play Sunday.
Giacomini hasn’t played since Week 3 because of a knee injury, while Unger didn’t play last week because of a concussion.
• DE Red Bryant also missed last week’s game due to a concussion, but Carroll said both players have been cleared to play. Bryant is listed as probable.
“Those guys are both fine,” Carroll said. “They both made it through the week. They’re alright. They’re going.”
• CB Brandon Browner (groin) is the only Seahawks who has been ruled out.
• DT Tony McDaniel (hamstring) is listed as questionable, and Carroll said the team will likely wait until game time to determine whether he plays.
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