Seahawks’ Harvin to practice, eyes playoffs

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stated Monday afternoon that receiver Percy Harvin will observe this week, a shock announcement after Carroll's comments earlier within the day.

In the six hours between Carroll's radio show Monday morning and his afternoon news conference, one thing changed with Harvin's standing.

Percy Harvin

Otto Greule Jr/Getty PhotosPercy Harvin has played in only one game this season resulting from injury however is anticipated to apply this week for the Seahawks.

On his 710 ESPN Seattle radio present, Carroll gave each indication that Harvin would not return for the playoffs. But he had a very different message later in the day.

"Percy will apply with the intention of playing next game," Carroll mentioned. "It has come to that time. He needs to contribute on this staff."

On Monday morning, Carroll sounded discouraged about Harvin.

"It has been a very difficult struggle for Percy," Carroll mentioned on his radio present. "It's a personal thing proper now.

"He has worked actually arduous to get again however has not been able to make it over the hump. He'll want the offseason to essentially get back to full power. We may have a rare football player able to go next yr. We'll take a look this week and see the place we are and then know more."

By Monday afternoon, Carroll was far more optimistic.

"It is going to be a great thing for him [if he plays]," Carroll mentioned. "This man is a true competitor. To his credit, he has not given up on it. He's at a spot the place he has a chance. We'll see what happens."

Harvin took to Twitter to say he plans to be back for the Seahawks' divisional-spherical playoff sport.

In what has been one of the most successful seasons in Seahawks history, Harvin clearly has been the largest disappointment with a hip injury that restricted him to a couple plays in one game towards his former Minnesota teammates Nov. 17.

Harvin, who signed a $sixty seven million, six-year cope with Seattle in March, had main hip surgical procedure Aug. 1 to restore a torn labrum. He has not played again since returning six weeks ago because of soreness and irritation in his hip.

"It's way more complicated than simply that," Carroll said. "It was main surgery, and people typically take years to get over it. He's trying to do it in months. And not simply to be a normal particular person strolling down the road. It is a very delicate state of affairs. There is no recreation plan here and no strategy. We're simply pulling for him."

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Vikings dismiss Frazier


Leslie Frazier was fired Monday morning. (USATSI)


The Vikings announced Monday morning that Leslie Frazier is not going to return as coach in 2014.

“Now we have super respect and appreciation for Leslie and what he has executed for the Minnesota Vikings,” mentioned Vikings proprietor Zygi Wilf. “He stepped in and established a powerful positive tradition right here and he has been the consummate skilled as our head coach and on this group. Making this modification is difficult, however what we determined is best for the organization."

Vikings Normal Supervisor Rick Spielman added: "Sadly, we didn't achieve consistent success and did not obtain the progress we expected. We believe a training change is needed to help build a successful staff transferring forward.”

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora wrote Sunday that the Vikings began back channeling with teaching candidates – Penn State's Bill O'Brien amongst them – several weeks in the past, and, having not extended Frazier's contract a yr ago and with him coaching out his possibility 12 months, it was extensively expected that he can be let go.

Frazier, who took over for Brad Childress throughout the 2010 season, amassed a 21-32-1 report in Minnesota.

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Embattled Shanahan to meet Snyder on Monday


Will Mike Shanahan be again in 2014? We should always know Monday morning. (USATSI)


Embattled Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who put the finishing touches on a 3-13 document with an uninspiring loss to the Giants in Week 17, could know his fate in hours not days. He informed reporters Sunday that he'll meet with staff owner Dan Snyder early Monday morning to discuss his job status. Based on's Peter King and FOX Sports activities' Jay Glazer, Shanahan is anticipated to be fired at the moment.

The coach has made it clear that he has no plans to resign. That will have something to do with the $7 million he has remaining on his contract, in addition to the truth that he'd like to repair the mess he is created in his four years in Washington.



"I've instructed you from Day 1, I really like these guys," the coach stated final week. "We've been working extraordinarily exhausting to place this factor together. We have had a few bumps, which we all know, with the salary cap [penalty]. However I am looking forward to building this crew. Like I mentioned, I'll get the possibility to take a seat down with Dan on the end of the season and we'll go from there."

We've joked in current weeks that Snyder ought to carry Shanahan again simply to keep away from paying him $7 million but when Shanahan is indeed despatched packing, Robert Griffin III's coach at Baylor, Art Briles, might be in the combine to switch him.

Since coming to Washington in 2010, Shanahan is 24-forty, and that features the 7-zero finish to the 2012 season thanks, in large part, to RG3.

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