Seahawks activate Harvin
The Seattle Seahawks have added wide receiver Percy Harvin to the 53-man roster.
Monday’s move was expected as Seattle had to add Harvin to the active roster or he would have to remain on the physically unable to perform list for the rest of the season.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Harvin is expected to practice this week, meaning his debut with the Seahawks could come Sunday against his former team, Minnesota. If he’s not ready, Harvin could be inactive on game day and his debut could come after the Seahawks’ bye week when Seattle hosts New Orleans on Monday Dec. 2.
The Seahawks announced Harvin’s return to practice on Oct. 21.
Seattle released defensive tackle Michael Brooks to clear a roster spot for Harvin.
Titans lose Locker for rest of season
Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot that may need surgery.
Locker was hurt in the second quarter of a loss to Jacksonville at the end of an option play. Locker, who was on crutches and in a walking boot, told reporters before leaving the stadium in Nashville, Tenn., he hoped and prayed the injury wouldn’t end his season.
Coach Mike Munchak said whether Locker will need surgery to repair his foot will be decided in the next few days after consulting with surgeons.
Ryan Fitzpatrick replaces Locker with the Titans hosting the Colts on Thursday night.
Fourth-year QB Rusty Smith will be Fitzpatrick’s backup.
Manning cleared to play despite ankle
An MRI showed no further damage to the ankle of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning after being hobbled in the waning moments of Denver’s win over San Diego on Sunday.
Manning, whose ankles have been hurting since games against Jacksonville and Indianapolis last month, stayed down after San Diego’s Corey Liuget dove at him following a completed pass that iced the game with 1:44 left.
Interim coach Jack Del Rio said Manning would play next Sunday in Denver’s AFC West showdown against Kansas City. The quarterback’s practice schedule will be determined later in the week.
“But he’ll definitely play this week,” Del Rio said. “He’s ready to roll and that’s good news.”
Around the league
The New York Jets have reinstated tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., to the active roster, and he will be available to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Winslow was suspended last month for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. … Minnesota wide receiver Jerome Simpson said he’s sorry for the negative attention brought to the organization over the weekend after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. Simpson took part with the team in a light practice but coach Leslie Frazier spoke in uncertain terms about Simpson’s availability when the team plays at Seattle this Sunday and beyond. … With the option to switch the prime-time game under its flexible scheduling policy, the NFL announced it will keep the Week 12 matchup between Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos (8-1) and Tom Brady’s Patriots (7-2) in New England in the prime time slot on Sunday, Nov. 24, on NBC.
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