Percy Harvin probable for Seahawks

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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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Harvin plans to return kickoffs Saturday along with playing receiver.

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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