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October 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Tuesday morning notes and links: Seahawks paid Harvin for last week

As I wrote for today’s paper, the Seahawks — at least the coaches and higher-ups — want to put the Percy Harvin trade behind them as quickly as possible.

But one last bit of news regarding the deal was revealed this morning by Andrew Brandt — that because the trade came after the Jets had played on Thursday night, the Seahawks had to pay Harvin’s salary last week. Assuming the teams were talking all week, definitely makes you think that the trade going down on a Friday wasn’t a coincidence, with the Jets being able to save a little bit of money — there’d have been little way to work him into a gameplan for a Thursday game last week. Harvin, recall, didn’t practice on Wednesday and Thursday — Wednesday was a non-injury related day, and Thursday he was listed as having a thigh. Harvin practiced Friday — maybe by that point the Seahawks figured it wasn’t going to happen and decided to get him out there some just in case.

Here are a few other links and notes:

— Linebacker L.J. Fort, who played 16 games for the Browns  in 2012, is signing to Seattle’s practice squad. It’s an interesting move given that Fort has some experience, so maybe Seattle is looking for some immediate help. As some have speculated, maybe it could mean Bruce Irvin going back to more of a defensive end role as the Seahawks search for more pass rush.

— Here’s our Seahawks notebook for today.

Hugh Millen breaks down what went wrong in St. Louis.

— The Carolina Panthers admit their defense looks nothing  like last year’s.

— And here’s an update on Carolina’s injuries for this week — the big news is the Panthers could be thin at guard.

— USA Today says the NFC West is the most interesting division.

— Seahawks down to 10th in USA Today’s power rankings.

Michael Silver breaks down what the Rams did to the Seahawks on special teams.

— SI.com’s Peter King with some thoughts on the controversy over the late fumble and why it didn’t get a formal review.

— Seahawks.com with more on how the Seahawks are trying to get more sacks and interceptions.

Finally, Earl Thomas in a different, well, light:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5SZm4Q0wH8

 

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