A quiet preseason was a good preseason for Harvin. After missing nearly all of last season due to a hip injury, Harvin was able to play in all but the final game of the preseason. He missed the fourth game due to a personal issue, and not because of an injury. Harvin caught seven balls for 92 yards in August.
The Packers didn’t boast a strong pass defense last season. The team allowed opposing wide receivers to average 22.94 Fantasy points per game. That wasn’t one of the worst rates in the league, but it was below-average. The team attempted to address this during the offseason, taking Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round. Despite that, there’s no guarantee the team will perform better in the defensive backfield.
Despite the fact that Harvin is a five-year veteran, there are questions about how he’ll be used with the Seahawks. While Harvin was able to play during the club’s playoff run, it was unclear whether he was actually fully healthy last year. Harvin has shown the ability to be a game-changing wide receiver, so it’s assumed the Seahawks will find ways to get arguably their best playmaker the ball. The club has been been incredibly run-heavy over the past few seasons, but a healthy Harvin could make them more balanced.
Harvin has performed well in the preseason despite coming off offseason hip surgery. A hip problem limited him to just one regular season game a year ago.
"All the injuries I've had, a couple extra (months) to heal up from everything last year ... everything that I had with my hip, it controlled a lot - the hamstring, the knee problems," he said. "My legs are feeling how they are supposed to feel. Very fluid. Very smooth. ... It's all good."
Harvin played in just one game with one catch in his first season with Seattle in 2013.
After playing in only one snap in last week,
Harvin was heavily targeted and caught passes for 8, 11 and 5 yards on the opening series. He finished with three catches for 24 yards in the first quarter. He added one more grab in the second quarter and finished the game with four catches for 31 yards and five targets, averaging 7.8 yards per reception.
"I was supposed to be sitting out every other practice," Harvin said. "But I’ve been going every day. Like I said, I’m feeling very good. I’m explosive. I’m coming out of my breaks with no problem at all. My body is feeling tremendously good. I’ve actually reached some gears that I didn’t know I had.
"I’m feeling very, very fast right now. I’m feeling very confident and I’m ready to go. It’s going to be a good year for me."
Quarterback Russell Wilson is also pleased to see Harvin getting the reps he needs to be ready for the season.
"To have Percy for an entire training camp has really helped a lot," Wilson said. “"Our connection, as you saw (Wednesday), he made a lot of plays, was doing a lot of great things. To have Percy out there with his explosiveness, his tough mentality is great. We love him as a teammate."
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