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Seahawks' Percy Harvin Could Play In Week 8

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Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images.
Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images.

Percy Harvin is able to finally come off the PUP list and join the Seattle Seahawks today, and he could very well suit up within the next week or two.

Coach Pete Carroll said Harvin’s return is “just around the corner,” according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle (and former writer for Football.com). Mathews even went as far as to say that she has heard that Harvin could play in Week 8 on Oct. 28 when they play the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football.

It was just last week that Carroll stressed that they don’t have any plans to rush their prized offseason acquisition back. "We want him to be able to endure the rigors of the end of the season," Carroll said. "It’s not important to rush him back, it’s important to wait it out and be patient and get him out there when he’s ready to go and withstand the load of the game."

Harvin was initially projected to be out 3-4 months, and it appears that he may very well beat that estimate. He tweeted a few weeks back to keep an eye on Week 7, and while most were skeptical he would return before their bye week, his return seems to be imminent.

Harvin is one of the most dangerous and versatile players in the NFL, and Carroll likely has some creative ideas on how to get him involved on offense. Their offense has had its fair share of ups and downs through six weeks, but most of that can be blamed on the ailing offensive line. Harvin’s abilities as a playmaker should inject some much needed life into their offense, particularly in the passing game.