Seahawks Wilson and Harvin return to practice, Wright still on hold

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Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) returns a kickoff against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY SportsThe Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that their wide receiver/return specialist Percy Harvin and tight end Luke WiIllson had recovered sufficiently to attend practice. Willson had injured his ankle and Harvin had sustained a hip injury. But the status of Kenneth Bernard Wright Jr. still remains a mystery and Carroll is unwilling to give specifics on the subject.
Harvin is a key player for the Seahawks and his return will strengthen the team. However, Carroll is in no mood to rush the player back onto active field and still sticks to the plan that Harvin will return when he has fully recovered and shown that much on the practice field. Carroll said that is he was going to play Harvin then he had to be sure that he was fully healed and would play at hundred percent and play full time.
Carroll said that Harvin would only be played if he clears performance tests. About Harvin returning kicks, Carrolll said that he was being evaluated for that. He gave the same answer about Wright replacing Jimmy Graham.
“We’ll have to wait and see,” Carroll said.
Carroll said that Wright would hit practice on Thursday to see his progress in recovery and be evaluated accordingly. He gave a grim assessment that it seemed that he would not recover to the extent of hitting the active field for the coming game on Saturday. He added that Brandon Mebane and Red Bryant were two of the most important players of the team who were the pillars that held them up.
“Those guys have been the foundation blocks.”
Carroll said that he planned on using Harvin like the other players and if he managed to mend enough to play the Saturday game he would prove to be a real asset to the team because he brought new plays with him on the field and he had a diverse range of gameplay.
“We’re just going to mix him in. He’s going to play as the other guys play,” Carroll said. “We’re hoping if he gets to that point that he can play, we utilize him as it fits.”
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