Seahawks general manager John Schneider made his first public comments on the Percy Harvin situation today during an interview on The SiriusXM Blitz and reiterated what coach Pete Carroll said over the weekend — that just about any and every scenario remains on the table.
You can listen to an excerpt of the interview here.
Asked about the possible outcomes for Harvin’s hip injury, Schneider said “it’s really a huge, huge spectrum, quite honestly. It could be something where he is out practicing within the next weekish or it could be something like coach Carroll was talking about where they do advise surgery and then depending on how they evaluate the situation that determines how much time he would miss.”
Harvin will have a second opinion on the injury Tuesday in New York and Schneider said the team won’t know anything more until then.
Schneider said no matter the outcome “we are prepared either way. We are going to put our arms around him and help him out as much as we can.”
Schneider said the team feels good about its receiver depth and specifically mentioned that “Jermaine Kearse had a great camp. Doug Baldwin has had a great camp, Golden (Tate), a couple of younger guys I don’t want to mention in case there are other people listening.”
That Schneider didn’t want to mention younger players the team may have to try to get back onto the practice squad while mentioning Kearse may be a sign that Kearse is in a pretty good spot to make the team.
“We like the receivers that we have and would like them to be here for a long time,” Schneider said.
As for Harvin, Schneider noted that he has a six-year contract with the Seahawks and “we are going to take care of him as well as we possibly can. He’s a part of this team, a huge part of this team, obviously. But it’s about team, it’s not about one player. I understand the significance of what he brings, but there are also a bunch of other guys busting their tail out there right now.”