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How will the Seahawks line up without Percy Harvin?

ST LOUIS -- It will be interesting on Sunday to see how the Seattle Seahawks align their offense against the St. Louis Rams. It’s possible they could move Doug Baldwin back to the slot receiver spot, where he excelled before moving to split end this season to replace Golden Tate and make room to start Percy Harvin in the slot.

If so, the Seahawks could start Ricardo Lockette or rookie Paul Richardson outside in the three-wide receiver sets. Or they could leave Baldwin at split end and play Richardson or Bryan Walters in the slot.

Harvin also was returning kickoffs, so the Seahawks probably will use Walters or Baldwin in the role.

Almost 17 hours after news first broke that Harvin had been traded to the New York Jets, the Seahawks released this statement from general manager John Schneider:

"Although this was an extremely difficult decision, we are constantly evaluating our team and believe at this time, that this is in our best interest to move the team forward. We thank Percy for his efforts that contributed to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory and wish him well."

The Seahawks arrived in St. Louis Friday night, but did not say anything about the trade until releasing this statement at noon on Saturday. Harvin arrived in New York Saturday morning and underwent a physical. Both teams officially announced the trade afterward.