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Originally published Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:42 PM

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Percy Harvin cleared to play in Super Bowl

Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin cleared concussion protocol this week and is cleared to play in the Super Bowl.


Seattle Times staff reporter

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RENTON — For the third time this season, receiver Percy Harvin is ready to play after missing time because of injuries. Harvin cleared concussion protocol this week and has been cleared to play in the Super Bowl.

Harvin said he is not “trying to save any season. I’m trying to go out there and win a Super Bowl. I’m not trying to save or be a hero.”

Harvin has played in only two games this season because of a hip injury and a concussion.

He had to leave the divisional-round game against New Orleans because of a concussion. He took a big hit on Seattle’s first drive and had to go to the locker room for concussion evaluations. But he was able to return only to suffer a concussion on another hit later in the game.

“It was unfortunate some of the hits that were caused in the game,” Harvin said, “but I didn’t think they were targeting me.”

Harvin said his hip, which he had surgery on and caused him to miss most of the season, is feeling “pretty good.” But he stopped short of saying he was 100 percent.

“I really don’t know if I was the exact same I was in Minnesota,” Harvin said. “I felt pretty good, good enough to play in a football game. I’ll leave it at that.”

Harvin appeared to be a big part of Seattle’s game plan in the first half against the Saints. He had three catches for 21 yards and one carry for 9 yards before leaving the game late in the second quarter.

“Frustrating,” Harvin said. “That’s just the word I’ve used. This whole year, watching every single game was frustrating.”

Jayson Jenks: 206-464-8277 or jjenks@seattletimes.com



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