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NFL: Seahawks WR Percy Harvin Cleared to Play in Super Bowl XLVIII
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NFL: Seahawks WR Percy Harvin Cleared to Play in Super Bowl XLVIII

Jan 23 2014, 10:07pm CST | by

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Round, was cleared on Thursday to play in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has been cleared to play in Super Bowl XLVIII.Kevin Patra of NFL.com broke the news on Jan. 23, a welcome development for Seattle Seahawks fans. "Percy...

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NFL: Seahawks WR Percy Harvin Cleared to Play in Super Bowl XLVIII

Jan 23 2014, 10:07pm CST | by

NFL: Seahawks WR Percy Harvin Cleared to Play in Super Bowl XLVIII Photo Credit: Getty Images

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Round, was cleared on Thursday to play in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has been cleared to play in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Kevin Patra of NFL.com broke the news on Jan. 23, a welcome development for Seattle Seahawks fans

"Percy Harvin passed concussion protocol and has been cleared to play against the Denver Broncos, the team confirmed Thursday to NFL Media. 

"With Harvin on the field, the Seahawks are a much more dangerous offense. Before the receiver suffered a concussion in the divisional round game against the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Russell Wilson targeted Harvin prolifically. 

"Harvin was optimistic earlier Thursday that he would be able to play, but he downplayed the significance." 

ESPN's Terry Blount also confirmed Harvin's positive status for the Super Bowl. He interviewed Harvin, who said his injury issues in 2013 have made him "a stronger person." 

"It's been a roller coaster, but also a blessing. I wouldn't take anything back that has happened this year. It's made me a stronger person. 

"It's definitely been frustrating, not only for me, but a lot of people, like my teammates not knowing if I'm going to be able to practice. That's all over with now and we get the chance to play for the Super Bowl, so it's all in the past." 

Harvin took two big hits from the Saints on Jan. 11. Saints safety Rafael Bush's hit Jenkins resulted in a 15-yard penalty and a fine of $21,000.  

The second one was from New Orleans safety Malcolm Jenkins, which resulted in Harvin "hitting his head on the turf," per Tim Booth of The Associated Press. 

Harvin downplayed speculation he was a target of the Saints defense and told Booth,"I thought they were just playing football." 

The Seattle receiver was cleared to practice with the team on Jan. 22, per Clare Farnsworth of the Seahawks' official website. The latter interviewed offensive coordinator Dave Bevell who said,"He (Harvin) looked fine. We just evaluate him through today and see what kind of progress he can make." 

Blount also reports Harvin is grateful for the support he received from the entire Seattle organization throughout his season-long ordeal with injuries. He also said he felt no pressure when he signed with the team to the tune of $67 million for six years in March. 

"I can't even put it in words. Guys like Richard Sherman, and also Kam Chancellor, him being from my area (Virginia), came and talked to me a bunch of times. The coaches, the whole building, even the cooks, were giving me love and kept me pushing. They've all been there for me. 

"Not at all. I'm a football player and I'm confident in my game. Things happened that I couldn't control. I didn't look at money or anything to that degree. I just wanted to get back on the field and help my teammates."

Harvin underwent hiip surgery on Aug. 1, 2013 and was cleared to take the field on Nov. 17 against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings. He re-aggravated his hip injury which forced him to sit out the remainder of the 2013 NFL season. 

The 25-year-old Harvin has amassed 3,319 yards on 281 receptions for 20 touchdowns in his five-year NFL career, per ESPN stats. 

The Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Feb. 2 with a 6:25 p.m. ET kickoff. 

 

 
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Marshawn Lynch provides the only fantasy value from Seahawks in Week 9

Nov 3 2014 6:10am CST | Source: SBNation

Steven Hauschka was arguably the second-best offensive weapon for Seattle on Sunday. That's how bad the passing game was in Week 9. We break down the fantasy implications. The Seattle Seahawks improved to 5-3 with a 30-24 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 9. It wasn't the prettiest win for the reigning Super Bowl champs, though. Seattle's offense struggled to move the ball, finishing with under 200 yards passing. Marshawn Lynch carried the offense for t ...
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Matt Simms' Updated Fantasy Outlook After Michael Vick's Injury

Nov 2 2014 2:38pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Just when the New York Jets thought their quarterback situation couldn't get much worse, Michael Vick went down in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs. With Geno Smith unavailable, Matt Simms, who was signed from the practice squad yesterday, was thrust into the spotlight:As Sporting News joked on Twitter, it was anybody's guess as to how this would work out:Fortunately for the Jets, V ...
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6 weeks ago

Michael Vick, Eric Decker, Percy Harvin's Post-Week 9 Fantasy Reaction

Nov 2 2014 1:30pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

The days of Michael Vick being a viable fantasy quarterback are well in the past. Once arguably the NFL's most exciting player, Vick is now a 34-year-old who has lost a step and is languishing on a pretty poor offense. That isn't exactly a recipe for fantasy prominence.    In the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs, Vick was 8-of-9 for 43 passing yards and a score, while also rushing twice for 12 yards. That rather mediocre stat line was good for six fantasy po ...
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6 weeks ago

Fantasy football Week 9 projections: Raiders-Seahawks featuring James Jones, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch

Nov 2 2014 7:24am CST | Source: SBNation

We break down the Week 9 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks. The Week 9 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks should feature a fair share of carries from the running game. We've got the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire. Oakland Raiders All it took was a coaching change and a little while to adjust to a new strategy and all of a sudden r ...
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6 weeks ago

NFL Picks Week 9: Breaking Down Top Selections Against the Spread

Nov 1 2014 2:59pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

With many NFL teams having reached the halfway point of their season, Week 9 represents the start of the run toward the playoffs. Much of the league is very much in contention, and there is no question that teams in the hunt want to get the second half started on the right foot. Luckily for many of them, there are some potential mismatches on the Week 9 slate. That doesn't necessarily guarantee anything in the current volatile state of t ...
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Week 9 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Highlighting Matchups to Exploit and Avoid

Nov 1 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Most of the discussion leading up to Week 9 surrounded things like midseason awards but in the realm of fantasy football it's already crunch time. Playoff races are going to heat up in a major way, which makes lineup decisions even more important. That was already on display in the Thursday night game. Those fantasy owners that took a chance on the Saints defense are off to a promising start. The ...
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7 weeks ago

The Sack: SB Nation's fantasy football mailbag answers your Week 9 questions

Oct 30 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: SBNation

Got fantasy football questions? Come to SB Nation's Fantasy War Room or tweet @TheSackSBN for answers. Every Thursday, a few will be pulled and answered here. This week, we talk about new running backs in the fold, quarterback trades and reflect on early 90's music videos. It's lunch time on Thursday, which means it's time to answer your fantasy questions in another edition of The Sack. Heck, you could even think of this as you ...
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7 weeks ago

Michael Vick Won't Rescue Hapless Jets from Disastrous 2014 NFL Season

Oct 29 2014 9:22pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The New York Jets are bad. Michael Vick isn't going to save them. Even in an offense directed by offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, the same West Coast system Vick thrived in with the Philadelphia Eagles, the 34-year-old veteran has been erratic and not NFL starter material. Vick will get the starting nod this Sunday, mostly because Geno Smith displayed incompetence on an extraordinary level in being pulled in the first quarter ...
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7 weeks ago

Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

Oct 29 2014 9:24am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Oakland Raiders will be big underdogs when they visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and remain the last winless team in the NFL following a 23-13 loss at Cleveland last week. The Raiders are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games as double-digit underdogs while the Seahawks are 12-4-1 ATS in their past 17 as double-digit home favorites since 2003.   Point Spread: Seahawks opened as 15.5-poin ...
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7 weeks ago

How Michael Vick Can Jump-Start the New York Jets Offense

Oct 28 2014 9:39pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The New York Jets' season is all but over, but they still have jobs, paying fans and pride to play for—which is why veteran Michael Vick will resume duties as the starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.  While Vick's upside is limited, there is no question that he gives the Jets a better chance to win in the immediate future and potentially save a lot of doomed jobs.  A backup quarterback will usu ...
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