Seahawks might lean more on Tate and Baldwin

Seattle Seahawks new wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) catches a pass from quarterback Russell Wilson (3), Monday, May 20, 2013, during an NFL football organized team activity workout in Renton, Wash. Photo: Associated Press/(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seahawks might lean more on Tate and Baldwin


RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Seattle made the move to acquire Percy Harvin, there were understandably questions raised by the rest of the Seahawks receivers.

Anytime a move that significant is made, there is bound to be a trickle-down that impacts others.

Doug Baldwin initially had those thoughts. But with Harvin now being slowed by a hip injury, the roles for Baldwin and fellow receiver Golden Tate could be changing or even expanding from what they were originally going to be.

Harvin’s addition was expected to add another dynamic element to an already potent offense that averaged 32.9 points the final nine games of last season. While Harvin has rare skills, Tate and Baldwin both possess some of those same attributes to fill in if Harvin is out for an extended period.

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Seahawks Harvin to get second opinion on hip
(Renton, WA) – Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will get a second opinion on his injured hip next week. Multiple reports say he has a slight tear in his hip and will be examined Tuesday in New York City. The Seahawks put the former Vikings star on the physically unable to perform list on Thursday. Head coach Pete Carroll says surgery is possible. Seattle acquired Harvin from the Vikings during the offseason for three draft picks, including a first-rounder this year. Harvin then signed a six-year, 67-million-dollar extension. The University of Florida product played four seasons with Minnesota.

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