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Seahawks activate Percy Harvin

RENTON, Wash. -- As expected, the Seahawks activated receiver Percy Harvin to the 53-man roster Monday. Harvin will practice this week, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll would not say for sure whether Harvin will play Sunday against his former Minnesota Vikings teammates.

"He's going after it this week, and we'll see how far we can take it," Carroll said of Harvin. "We'll call this Phase 3. We also have a chance to have all three [starting offensive linemen] back, and Percy just adds to it."

Harvin, who was acquired from the Vikings in an offseason trade, had hip surgery Aug. 1 to repair a torn labrum. He returned to practice three weeks ago but suffered some soreness after two days on the field.

Harvin has worked out on his own the past two weeks. The Seahawks had Harvin take another MRI just to make sure there was no new structural damage and everything was fine.

Carroll was asked what he needs to see from Harvin for him to play Sunday.

"We need to see him practice every day and be able to sustain it each day," Carroll said. "But we're not under any pressure to make a decision."

The Seahawks have their bye week after the Minnesota game, so it's possible they could leave Harvin inactive Sunday and give him an additional two weeks to get ready before the important Monday night home game against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 2. It's also possible Harvin could play Sunday on a limited basis.

"We'll consider all facets of it and try to do the right thing," Carroll said.

Defensive tackle Michael Brooks was released to make room for Harvin.