Seattle Seahawks

Pete Carroll says Seahawks will ease Percy Harvin in

In this Tuesday, August 23, 2016, photo, Jordanian Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein, center left, greets taekwondo gold medal winner in the 2016 Olympics, Ahmad Abughaush, center right, and his parents, on his arrival to the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Abughaush, Jordan's first Olympic champion, returned home to a royal welcome. The 20-year-old was greeted by three princes and a cheering crowd at the kingdom's main airport, after his return from the Rio games. Abughaush says he'll seek to defend his title at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

By Brady Henderson

Coach Pete Carroll wouldn’t confirm that wide receiver Percy Harvin is set to make his Seahawks debut Sunday againt Minnesota.

“We don’t know that yet,” he told “The Morning News” on KIRO Radio Friday.

Well, let’s say hypothetically that he does, coach. How much would he play?

“Everybody needs to be kind of brought along, we think,” Carroll said. “If he should be able to play, we’ll pick and choose our snaps like we would do in a first game for a guy going into preseason. They play about a quarter of the game. That’s kind of the thinking. We don’t want to give him too much too soon.”

Harvin was Seattle’s marquee offseason addition, acquired from Minnesota in exchange for three draft picks and then signed to a six-year contract worth more than $60 million. He hasn’t played a snap yet for the Seahawks after undergoing surgery on his hip in August, and only began practicing with the team three weeks ago.

The fact that Harvin was a full participant in practice Thursday bodes well for his chances of playing Sunday.


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