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Pete Carroll: Tuesday’s practice big for Harvin’s chances of playing


The Seahawks got wide receiver Percy Harvin back at practice last week, an unexpected development that kept the door open for Harvin playing this postseason despite playing just one game during the regular season because of a hip injury.

Harvin is practicing again on Tuesday and his condition after that session will be a big factor in his chances of playing against the Saints this weekend. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, via Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN, that Harvin needs to get through Tuesday’s work without any issues if he is going to proceed on to game action.

Should Harvin clear that hurdle and continue to practice without incident, Carroll said that “we are just going to mix him in” when asked about how the team would reintegrate Harvin into the lineup.

Having a healthy Harvin would obviously be a boost to the Seahawks offense, but they were able to get the first seed in the NFC despite having him in the lineup just once all year so they wouldn’t be lost if he doesn’t wind up getting the green light.