Percy Harvin’s last two NFL games have been at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.
On Nov. 4 of last year, Harvin suffered a season-ending ankle injury. It would be his last game with the Minnesota Vikings.
Harvin returned to the gridiron Sunday — this time facing his former team in his debut with the Seahawks.
After missing the first 10 weeks of 2013 to recover from his Aug. 1 hip surgery, he was happy to back in action despite playing sparingly in Seattle’s 41-20 victory.
“Definitely feeling good,” Harvin said in his post-game press conference. “The plan was just for me to get out there and start getting in rhythm. I just wanted to … let the plays come to me.”
Did they ever. Harvin only made two plays in the game, but they showed why the Seahawks were so eager to trade for him in March.
He made a one-handed, juggling 17-yard catch on third-and-10 in the second quarter, and then had an electrifying 58-yard kickoff return just before half. Both plays led to a Seattle touchdown.
“You got to see Percy for the first time, as did I,” head coach Pete Carroll said in his post-game press conference. “I’m really fired up just that he got in the game. He played a little bit and had an impact and we got him out (once the game was decided).
“The kickoff return was pretty special. Nobody liked it more than Percy. He wanted to do something and he did … so we’re excited about that.”
Harvin also revealed he had an appendectomy and a benign tumor removed in November.
“I’ve been through a lot besides the hip surgery,” he told ESPN. ‘‘So it was an enjoyable feeling to get back out there. I wanted to see where I was at. Today was the test everyone wanted to see. I don’t see any more setbacks. I’m looking to take off from here.”
The 10-1 Seahawks have a bye this week and host the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 2 for Monday Night Football.