The Seattle Seahawks are dealing with their share of injuries, and the news following Monday Night Football was not particularly great. Wide receiver Sidney Rice suffered a torn ACL against the St. Louis Rams, and is lost for the season. Rice has dealt with an assortment of injuries in his career, and given future salary obligations, this could just about do it for his time in the Pacific Northwest.
While Rice is done for the year, his roster spot could end up in the hands of Percy Harvin. The Seahawks acquired Harvin in the offseason, but a hip injury has kept him sidelined the entire season. There were reports Harvin might have come back for the Monday Night Football contest against the Rams, but his hip issue flared up last Thursday. The team decided to slow things down, and he was inactive.
The Seahawks next three games are at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on the road against the Atlanta Falcons and at home against the Vikings. That takes them to their Week 12 bye. Harvin returned to practice on October 21, which means he has to be added back to the 53-man roster by November 11. The turf in Atlanta would make me think the Seahawks would want to either get Harvin some action the week before, or wait until after. That's not to say he wouldn't make his debut on turf, but it seems like there are better ways to handle it.
Whatever the case, Harvin will be back in action against the 49ers, barring another injury. In the meantime, Jermaine Kearse will be the guy the Seahawks look to behind Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. Kearse hasn't exactly wowed, but he'll get some opportunities until Harvin gets back in action.