by Aaron Wilson
January 10, 02014
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is officially listed as probable for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.
Harvin particiapted in practice all week.
Harvin underwent serious hip surgery earlier this year tio repair a torn labrum and dealt with soreness and stiffness after playing in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. The setback kept him from practicing until last week.
"I'm feeling great," Harvin told Seattle reporters. "I didn't have any setbacks. These practices have been very good. I'm really confident about this game. ..
"I know it has been frustrating for a lot of people. My hat's off to this organization for staying patient with me. I'm ready to make it all pay off."
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Harvin will play in this game.
"It's been a long, long haul for a guy that's such a great competitor," Carroll said. "We've been so close so many times to taking this step. We just waited it out as long as we could. The couple weeks we gained [with the first-round bye last week] made a difference. Percy stuck to it and never backed off the process of the rehab. We're anxious to add him to the mix."
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"This is a fantastic group led by No. 3 [quarterback Russell Wilson]," Harvin said. "I'm just looking to fit in any way I can.
"The foundation is set. I'm just looking to jump on the bus and enjoy the ride."
Harvin was asked if he has any concerns about suffering another setback.
"It goes through my mind," he said. "But I'm just gonna cut it loose. I made all the cuts in practice that I possibly could do in the game. I felt no limitations, and no swelling came back. I'm gonna go out there and give it all I have."
Tight end Luke Willson (ankle) and safety Kam Chancellor (hip) join Harvin with probable designations.
Linebacker K.J. Wright has been ruled out with a foot injury, which will force the Seahawks to change some of their approach to guarding tight end Jimmy Graham from their regular season victory over New Orleans. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill (groin) is doubtful and safety Chris Maragos (back) is questionable.