Percy Harvin's status is constantly changing

RENTON, Wash. -- What a difference a few hours makes.

Monday morning on his 710 ESPN Seattle radio show, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll seemed to indicate Percy Harvin was done for this season. But during his 3 p.m. PT press conference, Carroll said Harvin will practice this week with the intention of playing in the Jan. 11 playoff game.

What in the world changed?

It's possible Carroll hadn't spoken to Harvin Monday morning and found out later that Harvin felt he could get back on the field. He hasn't practiced since making his season debut on Nov. 17 against his former Minnesota Vikings teammates.

The Seahawks have Tuesday and Wednesday off, so they won't practice this week until Thursday. And earning the bye means Harvin has an extra week to find out if he can go.

Monday basically was a microcosm of the entire second half of the season with Harvin, where one moment it looks like he'll be back and the next it looks like he won't play again this season. One report Sunday stated Harvin was headed for injured reserve. Obviously, not.

But now that he is back, at least in practice, it makes the Harvin saga front and center every day once again. And it gives the Seahawks' playoff opponent, which will be determined this weekend, something else to think about.