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Hope he’s talking about football: Percy Harvin says, ‘When it’s time to explode I will’


After an acrimonious split with the Minnesota Vikings in the offseason, Seattle Seahawks dynamic hybrid wide receiver/running back/special teams ace Percy Harvin never really got to show his new team just how explosive he can be. After surrendering a first-round pick to obtain him, the Seahawks signed Harvin to a six-year, $67 million contract with $25 million in guaranteed money.

But Seattle would have to patient in reaping the rewards of signing such a talented player. Harvin missed the first seven weeks of the season after he was shut down during training camp when it was discovered that he had suffered a slight labrum tear in his hip during offseason training.

Harvin was placed on injured reserve but returned to Seahawks practice on Tuesday, and according to his comments, he’s raring and ready to get back at it.

Referring to his tumultuous offseason, Harvin said, “It’s been a long ride. I haven’t played football since Week Seven of last season, and just dealing with the trades, dealing with the injury that ended the season, and then coming here and having another injury.  So it’s been tough man, I have a lot of things built up in me that I’m just ready to unleash on the field.”

And when commenting further upon his comeback, Harvin uttered a line that either indicates he’s ready to give it his all, or, uh, something else.

Speaking about the timetable of his return and when he expects to be back in the lineup, Harvin said he wasn’t exactly sure.

“For me, it’s just conditioning and just getting back out here getting the reps with the guys,” he said.  ”I’m familiar with the offense, my condition is pretty good, and weight lifting and everything is good.  So just getting the repetition and being back out there with the guys and just getting back in the flow.”

And when he does?

“I’m going to take my time with it, but when it’s time to explode I will.”

Good grief, I sure hope he’s talking about football. Otherwise, well, that just might be too much information. But Sting knows what he’s talking about.

[Pro Football Talk]