The Seahawks are off the field following their Friday practice, noteworthy for the fact that Percy Harvin again participated — as positive of a sign as there could be that he may be able to take part in the playoffs.
The practice was the second straight for Harvin after not having played since Nov. 17, and coach Pete Carroll said he was essentially a full participant.
“He did fine,” Carroll said. “He really did fine. He participated in everything today with the exception of the two-minute drill. He looked and I think he felt pretty good about it. … we’ll come back next week and get after it and just go one day at a time, and I expect he is going to be able to make some progress. That’s barring a setback. He’s very encouraged and we are excited for him.”
Asked if he was surprised that Harvin did as much as he did, Carroll said no, adding “he stayed right on schedule today. He was fine about it. If he had an issue we would have pulled him out, but that wasn’t necessary.”
Asked what he will need to see to clear Harvin to play, Carroll said: “I can’t tell you that. I don’t know what to say about that other than we will just keep working until we have more information. We will not rush to the decision at any time and we will just take all the information and continue to encourage him and be encouraged by his efforts and stuff, and wee what happens.”
Carroll said that Harvin “looked really sharp today for not being out there. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s because of the background with (offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell) and he’s done a good job of staying with the system and keeping up all along.”
Asked what has gotten Harvin suddenly to the point of playing, Carroll said: “It’s just been a long process and I think the fact that we are near the end now is just going to push him through and see if he can do it, and we’ll see what happens, you know? But I’m really proud of him. I’m so excited about how he fought to get to this point. He would not back off of it. He might have had the opportunity to kind of waver and give in to it and he’s been challenged because it means so much to him that he’s made it to this point whether he plays or not.”
Carroll also said that tight end Luke Willson, who suffered an ankle sprain in the win over the Rams, “looks really good. He was running and weaving and doing some good things. He’s had an ankle sprain just like this before. He’s managed it before. He came out the very next day and said ‘I’ll play.’ So he’s real encouraged about it. We won’t know until Thursday or something, Wednesday or Thursday next week, we’ll see how he’s doing.”
Carroll also said LB K.J. Wright, recovering from a broken foot suffered against the 49ers Dec. 8 “will not make it back for this game. But the chance of him making it back the next week, if we are fortunate enough to be playing, is really promising. That’s unbelievable that he would be able to do that so soon, but he is making such progress that they think that.”
Carroll also said WR Jermaine Kearse, who missed the Rams game with a sprained ankle, will be full go next week.