Harvin has missed the entire season to this point with a hip injury that required surgery Aug. 1. He was then played on the Physically Unable to Perform List, putting him out for the first six games. Under the rules, Harvin could practice for five weeks, and once he begins practicing, he has three weeks to become active.
Head coach Pete Carroll likes what he is seeing out of Harvin, and does not believe he is that far away from returning, per the article:
"Unfortunately, this week of practice is not a very good week to come back to because we're so short this week that we basically walk through and get the guys ready for the game in that fashion, so it's not a great week," Carroll said. "He really ran well last week and ran well in pregame, I don't know if you guys saw that. He's fast and moving at a good clip. I don't know until we get to our meetings with our trainers. The doctors are here this morning to see if they want to go ahead and let him practice, but he's getting really close.
"I know he's wanting to do it, so we'll see where it is. Very, very encouraged by what he's doing right now, and everybody should be very hopeful that it's not too far off now."
Seattle would love to get Harvin in the mix as soon as possible, but has to be careful considering another injury and he could be lost for the season. The Seahawks acquired Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings in the offseason for three draft picks, including this year's first rounder.