Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was scheduled to be limited in today’s practice, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly press conference today.
But Carroll said that as of now there is no reason to think Harvin won’t play Monday against the Saints, portraying his limited availability in practice as what will become the norm as they try to manage his recovery from hip surgery Aug. 1. Harvin played for the first time on Nov. 17 against the Vikings.
“I think we are in a mode here where we’ve got to really manage him and take care of him as much as possible,” Carroll said. “So we are going to keep looking for those opportunities until he really is fully strong. … so we’ll go day-to-day with how we take care of him. He will be light today but he will be out there and that’s what I think we are facing through the rest of the season.”
Otherwise, the team is healthy as Carroll said no other players on the active roster would be limited, other than those already out, such as cornerback Brandon Browner (out with a groin injury aside from what else is going on).
Carroll also said that fullback Derrick Coleman will return this week, making the team that much healthier.
In a few other notes. …
— The team just waived Perrish Cox, who it had signed on Wednesday, and activated DeShawn Shead to the 53-man roster. Carroll said only during his press conference that the move to bring up Shead would happen soon. There was no mention at that time of waiving Cox. Carroll had spoken pretty enthusiastically about Cox after Tuesday’s practice. Hard to know if maybe Brandon Browner’s appeal factors into this in some fashion. If Browner were to win his appeal and get his suspension reduced, he then may be available to the team for the post-season. It has been reported that Browner’s appeal was heard today. Browner was at the VMAC, but did not speak to the media. Here is the Pro Football Talk report on Browner’s appeal today. And yes, maybe this means Antoine Winfield has decided to play for Seattle, instead. We’ll see.
UPDATE — Cox just Tweeted this about his release today:
Its reason 2 everything, just know it was not about my play, at all! But i cant and wont say
— Perrish Cox (@pcox16) November 27, 2013
— Carroll said DE Greg Scruggs and CB Tharold Simon, who have each been on the Physically Unable to Perform list all season, returned to practice on Tuesday. However, he said each is limited and that each has a long way to go to return to playing. Carroll said Simon is practicing “in a very limited fashion” indicating not to expect to see him anytime soon.
— I’ll pass along more complete quotes later.
Here is some video of Carroll: