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Friday Round-Up: Percy Harvin returns to practice

Posted Jan 3, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Blue Friday, Jan. 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wide receiver Percy Harvin practiced with the team yesterday for the first time since making his Seahawks debut in a game against the Minnesota Vikings back on Nov. 17.

The next step for Harvin will be to see if he can make it through consecutive practices before determining if he is able to play in next weekend's divisional playoff game. Harvin wasn't available for comment after the day of work, but quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman expressed excitement to have Harvin back on the field.

The team isn't required to submit an injury report after their "Bonus" practices this week, so we'll have to wait until next week to learn Harvin's practice designation.

Cornerback Richard Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas have been named to the 2013 AP All-Pro first-team. Strong safety Kam Chancellor has been voted to the second-team.

Terry Blount of ESPN.com looks at what opponent - the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, or New Orleans Saints - would be the best option for Seattle to face in the divisional round on Jan. 11.

Pat McManamon of ESPN.com wonders if teams must first experience adversity before becoming Super Bowl champions.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says free safety Earl Thomas deserves NFL Defensive Player of the Year, noting his stats don't even begin to portray how important he is to the Seahawks' No. 1-ranked defense.

Art Thiel of SportsPressNW.com details how a midseason return to the fundamentals of football helped get the Seahawks defense back on track.

Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com passes along several highlights from quarterback Russell Wilson's Thursday morning conversation with ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike."

Chris Sullivan of MyNorthwest.com talks with Pro Bowler Max Unger on what it's like to play center in the NFL.

Rachel Belle of MyNorthwest.com highlights the story of fullback Derrick Coleman, the legally deaf Seattle fullback who communicates on the football field by reading the lips of his teammates.

Jarrett Bell of USA Today has a question about each playoff-bound club ahead of wild-card weekend. For the Seahawks, Bell asks, "Did the Seahawks punch their Super Bowl ticket by securing a No. 1 seed?" Bell cautions it has been 10 years since a team with the best regular-season record has won the Super Bowl.

I imagine most of you will be tuning in for the wild-card round to learn who the Seahawks will play in the divisional round, so here are four players who could surprise this weekend.

Chris Burke and Doug Farrar of SI.com preview each of this weekend's wild-card matchups.

Peter King of TheMMQB.com predicts the four teams that will survive wild-card weekend and tells us how they will get it done.

If you can't get to a TV this weekend, NBC and CBS will be streaming all of their playoff coverage online for free.

Here at Seahawks.com, I answer several of your Twitter questions about the club in the latest edition of our #HawksMailbag.

Team photographer Rod Mar has photos from the club's "Bonus Day" practice yesterday.

We put together a photo gallery featuring 50 of the best photos from 2013.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on the return of wide receiver Percy Harvin to the practice field, recaps what the club focused on during Thursday's session, and highlights how the team will be spending their wild-card weekend.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto