The Pete Carroll Show: Percy Harvin nearing return

Oct 14, 2013, 10:40 AM | Updated: 8:21 pm
LISTEN:

By Brady Henderson

The Seahawks will likely welcome back their starting tight end this week but could be without their leading pass rusher.

Such is life for a team that hasn’t been at anything close to full strength during its 5-1 start and still won’t be when it heads to Glendale, Ariz. for a Thursday night matchup with the Cardinals.

Tight end Zach Miller is expected to play after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, but coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Brock and Danny” on Monday that the team is still awaiting MRI results on defensive end Chris Clemons’ elbow, which he hyperextended late in Seattle’s win over Tennessee.

“We don’t know. We’ll wait and see,” Carroll said.

Ditto for wide receiver Percy Harvin, who is eligible to begin practicing this week after sitting out the first six games while on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Harvin – who had hip surgery on Aug. 1 – has five weeks to begin practicing, at which point Seattle has three weeks to activate him. While that process likely won’t begin this week given the truncated schedule before the Thursday night game, Carroll said it should happen sooner rather than later.

“Unfortunately, this week of practice is not a very good week to come back to because we’re so short this week that we basically walk through and get the guys ready for the game in that fashion, so it’s not a great week,” Carroll said. “He really ran well last week and ran well in pregame, I don’t know if you guys saw that. He’s fast and moving at a good clip. I don’t know until we get to our meetings with our trainers. The doctors are here this morning to see if they want to go ahead and let him practice, but he’s getting really close.

“I know he’s wanting to do it, so we’ll see where it is. Very, very encouraged by what he’s doing right now, and everybody should be very hopeful that it’s not too far off now.”

Follow Brady Henderson on Twitter @BradyHenderson.

Brock and Salk podcast

Brady Henderson

Rees Odhiambo, a 2016 third-round pick, will compete with Matt Tobin to start at left tackle. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Tom Cable: Rees Odhiambo, Matt Tobin are Seahawks’ preferred LT options

Tom Cable brought a bit of clarity to the Seahawks' plans at left tackle in the wake of George Fant's season-ending knee injury, saying Tuesday that Rees Odhiambo and newcomer Matt Tobin are the top two options.
5 years ago
Left tackle George Fant suffered an injury in the first half of Friday's preseason game. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks injury updates: George Fant set for surgery, K.J. Wright returns

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that left tackle George Fant is expected to be back by next season from the knee injury that will sideline him in 2017.
5 years ago
Matt Tobin, 27, started 21 games over seasons with the Eagles. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks acquire OL Matt Tobin in trade with Eagles

The Seahawks have acquired offensive tackle Matt Tobin in a trade with the Eagles, making another move to shore up their offensive line after losing left tackle George Fant for the season.
5 years ago
Luke Joeckel played left tackle for his first three NFL seasons. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Luke Joeckel? Rees Odhiambo? A look at the Seahawks’ LT options with George Fant out for the season

The Seahawks need a new plan at left tackle with George Fant out for the season. Moving Luke Joeckel there is one option, writes Brady Henderson.
5 years ago
Michael Bennett on Justin Britt standing by his side during the national anthem Friday night: “I ...
Brady Henderson

Justin Britt stands by Michael Bennett during national anthem: ‘A very emotional moment’

Seahawks center Justin Britt showed his support for teammate Michael Bennett Friday night, standing by him as Bennett remained seated during the national anthem.
5 years ago
Left tackle George Fant suffered an injury in the first half of Friday's preseason game. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks’ George Fant needs ACL surgery, likely out for season

The Seahawks' offensive line was dealt a massive blow with left tackle George Fant suffering a knee injury Friday night that will likely keep him out all season.
5 years ago
The Pete Carroll Show: Percy Harvin nearing return