In the one piece of news to emerge from Pete Carroll’s press conference today, the Seahawks coach said there is a chance the team may soon put Percy Harvin on Injured Reserve.
Asked specifically that it seemed he had hinted the previous day that a roster move may soon be made regarding Harvin, Carroll said “that may happen.”
It apparently won’t happen today, but it could by the end of the week as the team will have to create room for the return of cornerback Walter Thurmond, who comes off the suspended list this week (he can practice during the week but has to be officially back on the 53-man roster to play against the Rams Sunday).
If the Seahawks do soon make a move regarding Harvin, then it will obviously put a disappointing capper on what has been a most disappointing season. For now, we’ll save a fuller accounting of that for later.
Harvin, acquired for three draft picks (including a 2013 first-rounder) and given a contract that includes $25 million guaranteed, has played just one game this season on Nov. 17 against the Vikings, his former team. He had hip surgery on Aug. 1, and after playing against the Vikings, complained of soreness in the hip and has not played since.
If he is put on Injured Reserve, then he will not be able to play for the rest of the season, including the playoffs.
There isn’t a lot of other personnel news. Carroll said LT Russell Okung participated in the team’s walk-through this morning, another indication he should be just fine for Sunday.
WR Golden Tate has what the receiver called a sprained thumb. But he also said he expects to be good to go against the Rams.
WR Jermaine Kearse may be limited early in the week with a sprained ankle, but the expectation is also that he should be able to play against the Rams.
Here is some video of Carroll’s press conference: