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John Schneider on Percy Harvin: ‘Became apparent that things weren’t going to work out’

ST. LOUIS – General manager John Schneider was interviewed on the Seahawks’ radio-network pregame show Sunday, and he addressed the team’s decision to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin.

“Since we got here, we’ve had a plan in place,” Schneider said in the interview with play-by-play voice Steve Raible. “We’ve stuck to that plan. We made a bold move in acquiring him, and it just became apparent that things weren’t going to work out, that it wasn’t going to be a great fit moving forward. We have to prepare this club for moving forward all the time, and I’m not just talking about this week or next week. I’m talking about 2015 and 2016. We constantly have to be looking at how we improve this ballclub, and this was the appropriate move at the appropriate time.”

Schneider was asked what that means for this season, specifically in terms of the style of play and the opportunities for younger players like rookies Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood.

“I think Percy is such a unique talent, he has to be used in a specific manner,” Schneider said, “and so I think you’re going to see us playing more probably a little bit more like we did last year when he wasn’t able to play. This is an opportunity some guys like Richardson and Kevin Norwood to step up.”