The Seahawks are off the field following their Wednesday practice in preparation for Friday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
And it was another in which receiver Percy Harvin was a full participant in what was a no-pads workout that resembled a usual Friday practice during the regular season.
Harvin’s regular participation wasn’t necessarily expected to be the case when camp began and it was thought that he would take some scheduled days off — maybe resting every third day or so.
But Harvin has generally been out there full go through camp with no limitations.
Harvin said today it was “absolutely” important for him to be able to practice as much as possible, and that he had to talk coaches into letting him do more than had been planned.
“We had to go back and forth a couple of times on it because those guys really wanted me to get my rest,” Harvin said. “But after the first few days, I was in a rhythm, so I told them I wanted to stay in a rhythm and put practices back-to-back and I was recovering with no problems. As I kept going my legs kept feeling fresher and fresher and I’m feeling very, very good where I’m at right now.
Harvin, in fact, later repeated what he had said entering camp — that he feels as healthy now as at any time since “maybe before college.”
Last year’s surgery to repair his long-ailing hip, he said, has impacted his entire body, he said. In the past, the hip would contribute to hamstring and other issues, he said.
“I definitely feel a lot better,” he said. “I have a lot more motion.”
That increased motion, he said, is allowing him to do cuts on the field in a manner he hasn’t been able to in a while, he said.
All potentially great news for the Seahawks, and scary for opponent, with Harvin at age 26 and entering the prime of his career.
Harvin, though, said he’ll let others worry about how big of a role he may have in Seattle’s offense this season.
“I don’t set goals on personal things,” he said. “I just want to be in the mix.”
You can see more of what Harvin had to say below:
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