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Tuesday Round-Up: Percy Harvin hopes to be ready for playoffs; 2014 opponents set

Posted Dec 31, 2013

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 - Tuesday, December 31 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

The big news to come the day after Sunday's division-clinching win over the St. Louis Rams was that wide receiver Percy Harvin will be back at practice this week.

"Percy's going to practice with us when we get back [on Thursday] with the intention of playing in this next game," Carroll told reporters on Monday. "We'll see what happens. That's the intention."

Harvin last saw action in the team's Week 11 win over the Minnesota Vikings, hauling in a key third-down reception and ripping off  a 58-yard kickoff return. He was unable to return to practice after the team's Week 12 bye due to soreness in his surgically repaired hip. Nothing is certain about Harvin's status just yet, but the fact that he's getting back on the practice field for the first time in five weeks is encouraging.

In non-Harvin news, Steve Rudman of SportsPressNW.com breaks down which potential playoff opponent - the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, or New Orleans Saints - is the best for Seattle to face in the divisional round on January 11, 2014.

Terry Blount of ESPN.com lays out Seahawks playoff possibilities ahead of this weekend's wild-card round.

Blount and ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando review the Seahawks' Week 17 win over the Rams in this short video.

Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com has three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after Sunday's division-clinching win over the Rams, noting the Seahawks' run defense is no longer a cause for concern.

Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com says head coach Pete Carroll is happy his playoff-bound club was tested toward the end of the regular season. Henderson also passes along comments from Carroll on the head coaching interest team's have in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Toni Collins and Eric Allen of ESPN.com discuss why cornerback Richard Sherman deserves NFL Defensive Player of the Year toward the end of this short video.

The complete NFL schedule isn't set to be released until April 2014, but we do know the home and away opponents for each club. At home, the Seahawks will face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, and Oakland Raiders. On the road the club gets the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, and San Diego Chargers.

TheMMQB.com has put together some of the best photos from the 2013 season.

In a bit of off-the-field Seahawks news, the Pierce County Auditor’s Office will open at 7 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2014 to kick off the team license plate sales featuring Seahawks and Sounders FC themes.

Here at Seahawks.com, our team photographers have several fan photos from Sunday's regular-season finale at CenturyLink Field.

I recap and provide audio from head coach Pete Carroll's Monday morning conversation with 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny."

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on free safety Earl Thomas winning the Steve Largent Award and looks at what worked and what needs work following Sunday's win over the Rams.

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