RENTON, Wash. — The long-awaited debut of Percy Harvin in a Seahawks uniform will have to wait at least another week.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after practice Saturday that Harvin, a receiver acquired in the offseason from Minnesota, will not play when the Seahawks face the Rams on Monday night in St. Louis.
Harvin, who has yet to play this season after having hip surgery Aug. 1, returned to practice this week, but Carroll said he was rested later in the week as the team continues to work him back slowly.
“We’re managing his rehabilitation and trying to do it as really right (as they can),” Carroll said. “We worked him hard and then rested him and then will continue to do that until his conditioning has caught up and he’s ready to go.”
Carroll said Harvin will again be on a “day-to-day” status when the Seahawks return to work next week. Complicating matters somewhat, though, is that Seattle will have a quick turnaround after the Monday night game and flight back from St. Louis before preparing to play Tampa Bay at CenturyLink Field on Nov. 3.
Carroll said Harvin “did fine” when he practiced this week.
“He looked great when we were working him and then we needed to rest him to make sure he can handle the workload,” Carroll said. “He’s a hard charger, he’s not going to sit back — when he goes, he goes. So we have to make sure to manage that really well. But we are totally pleased with how he’s worked to get back and as soon as we can do it we will. But when it’s right.”