The Seahawks launched their Superbowl practices in Renton with #11 joining the offense. Receiver/ return man Percy Harvin was a full participant, obviously receiving clearance from team doctors and an independent neurologist following a concussion in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Saints.
Harvin will have to clear tests from both parties again in order to play in Super Bowl XLVIII. Seahawks’ offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is obviously thrilled with the prospects.
“We’d love to have him. We’re ready-if he’s in there-you’ve seen what he can do. We’re excited if indeed that ends up happening for us, ” said coach Bevell.
As expected WR Doug Baldwin (hip), RB Marshawn Lynch (knee), and DT Brandon Mebane (ankle) were all held out of the Wednesday workout, but all are expected to be ready for the NFL Championship Game.
Denver’s Super Bowl injury report had RB Knowshon Moreno as a limited participant with a rib injury. DT Mitch Unrein (knee) did not participate in the Wednesday session.
The Seahawks are keenly aware of the adverse weather conditions in the New Jersey Meadowlands, which hosts the Super Bowl on February 2.
“Obviously it’s been snowing like crazy. I have tons of family on the east coast, and they’ve been letting me know it’s 12 inches of snow right now, ” said Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. “Hopefully that will pass over, hopefully that will go away, but if not we’ll be ready to play in it, and it’s always fun to play in the snow.”
Seattle placekicker Steven Hauschka grew up in New England, but would prefer mother nature lighten up for the NFL Championship game at MetLife Stadium.
“Yeah I don’t want to kick in that,” chuckled Hauschka. “I would prefer clear and 50 degrees. Chances are it’s going to be in the 30’s with some wind. We’re prepared for it because we kick in bad weather here, and will get a full week of practice out there next week.”
Linebacker Malcolm Smith is a California native who actually would love to play in a snow storm.
“I’m a west coast guy and I haven’t been in the snow that much, I wouldn’t mind being in it and playing in it, ” shared Smith.
-Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan-
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