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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

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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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'Playbook': Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

Oct 24 2014 7:40pm CDT | Source: Buffalo Bills

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'Playbook': Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

Oct 24 2014 7:40pm CDT | Source: Buffalo Bills

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NFL Trade Rumors: Examining Latest Pre-Deadline Reports

Oct 24 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Tuesday's NFL trade deadline is fast approaching, and we may begin to see some interesting names pop up as rumors continue to swirl around the Web. Although, things have remained relatively quiet since Percy Harvin was dealt to the New York Jets. That just goes to show the hesitance of team owners and general managers to strike a deal at this time of year. Teams must be absolutely certain that an incoming player is worth the ...
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Oct 23 2014 8:04pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The New York Jets have lost six straight games, sit in last place in the AFC East and are coming off a heartbreaking loss to their biggest rival, but energy has been re-instilled in the team.  After months of inactivity, John Idzik made one of the biggest midseason trades in recent history late last week, acquiring Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks.  Harvin comes with some question marks, but he will undoubtedly add a new di ...
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Can Jets Afford Price Tag on Potential Muhammad Wilkerson Megadeal?

Oct 23 2014 11:29am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The New York Jets have been making moves, trading for Percy Harvin and most recently signing Jeremy Kerley to a contract extension.  Are there more moves to come for the Jets? Will defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson receive an extension from the New York Jets as well? What's holding the Jets back from signing him to an extension?  Watch as Adam Lefkoe goes in-dep ...
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Fantasy football rankings, Week 8: Wide receivers for standard, PPR leagues

Oct 22 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: SBNation

Percy Harvin was traded. The 49ers and Giants are off this week. Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green are injured. Our rankings will help you deal with all these situations. Demaryius Thomas absolutely crushed it in Week 7. He is on a tear over the last few weeks and should be able to continue his roll this week against the San Diego Chargers. Among the other top receivers for Week 7 were Sammy Watkins and Golden Tate. Watkins has really come on with Kyle Orton at quarterback. ...
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Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets: Betting Odds, Analysis and NFL Pick

Oct 22 2014 8:17am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The New York Jets own the upper hand in the recent rivalry with the Buffalo Bills, winning seven of the last nine matchups straight up (SU) and going 6-3 against the spread (ATS). And the home team has won the last five meetings in this series while going 4-1 ATS. The (1-6) Jets host the (4-3) Bills Sunday afternoon in New Jersey.   Point spread: The Jets opened as 2.5-point favorites; the total was 41 early in the week, according to sportsb ...
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Trent Baalke on Broncos loss, getting young players reps, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith

Oct 22 2014 8:06am CDT | Source: ninersnation

Trent Baalke had his weekly radio call-in segment on Tuesday, and we've got a transcript for you. Baalke talked about NaVorro Bowman's rehab, Aldon Smith's suspension, and young players getting reps in Sunday's loss. San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke made his regular Tuesday appearance on the Damon Bruce Show on 95.7 The Game, and had plenty to talk about following the team's loss to the Denver B ...
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NFL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz with Deadline Approaching

Oct 22 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The NFL trade deadline is fast approaching, but one could forgive fans for not circling Oct. 28 on their calendars. More often than not, the football trade deadline passes with little fanfare and even less actual trade action. The 2014 trading season has been a bit different, with the Seattle Seahawks sending wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for nothing more than a conditional sixth-round pick. Harvin is a highly recognizable figure, but the nature of the deal—in th ...
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan

Oct 22 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Seattle Seahawks are facing a bit of adversity after the events of the last two weeks. Seattle was beaten soundly by the Dallas Cowboys, dealt with the controversial trade of Percy Harvin, and followed it with a stunning loss to the St. Louis Rams. The Seahawks are struggling on the offensive side of the ball with their execution early in games and cannot get off the field defensively. However, the issues that have cropped up are capable of be ...
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