EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (The Spread) - Could Percy Harvin be back in time to play in Super Bowl XLVIII? His head coach thinks so.
Harvin suffered a concussion two weeks ago when the Seahawks beat the Saints in the Divisional round of the 2014 NFL playoffs but he's expected to return for the Super Bowl in two weeks. Coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday that the receiver is expected to practice on Wednesday.
"We're practicing on Wednesday," Carroll told the Seattle Times. "That would be the first chance and I think he has a very good chance to practice based on how he was on the weekend. He was in pretty good shape on the weekend. Still has to go through a couple clearances and all but we are kind of counting on him to be ready."
The Seahawks acquired Harvin from the Vikings in a trade on March 11, 2013 in exchange for a first-round pick, a third-round pick and a seventh-round pick in 2014. Harvin was diagnosed with a slight labrum tear in his hip while training during the offseason and was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. He was activated on November 11 but he made just one catch for 17 yards in a game versus Minnesota and then experienced inflammation in his recently surgically repaired hip. The one catch was his only reception of the 2014 season.
The line for Super Bowl XLVIII opened as a pick'em but the betting has been heavy thus far on Denver, which is now a 2-point favorite accoridng to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. The over/under total for the game, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 47.5.