Harvin appeared in only one game this season because of a hip injury and could have given Seattle another offensive weapon in the postseason. However, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport expects Seattle to place Harvin on injured reserve, which would end any chance of him being active in the playoffs.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2013
The news is a slight setback for Seattle, but nothing that should hinder its postseason run.
Seattle is 12-3 entering Week 17 and one win away from clinching home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. St. Louis is the only team that could prevent Seattle from solidifying a No.1 seed on Sunday.
The Seahawks have leaned on running back Marshawn Lynch this season. Lynch has rushed for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns, while receivers Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate have played well in Harvin’s absence.
Seattle gave Harvin a six-year, $67 million deal ($25.5 million guaranteed) during the free agency period. He eventually sustained a torn labrum in his hip, which required surgery in August. He returned to practice in October, but could miss the postseason because of that injury.
So far, Seattle has done fine without him.
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