Yesterday the very much not good news broke that Percy Harvin has a slightly torn labrum in his hip. I am not going to claim to have much or any knowledge of what’s that’s like or really what it means. We know that Harvin won’t be participating in camp for the time being and that’s more or less the extent of what we know. I’m sure there will be updates to follow in short order possibly even ones that come out before this article does and make it look stupid.

However every time I put proverbial pen to proverbial paper that is a risk I’m taking anyway. For example recently I have come into the habit of calling Cliff Avril by the moniker Clint Avril. I would claim senility if I wasn’t turning twenty two today. That’s beside the point. This article is not about my own flaws or anyone’s flaws really it’s about the virtues of Seattle’s receiver group.

There is a lot of hysteria regarding Percy Harvin’s injury because the thought is that he’s the piece that makes the Seahawks contenders. The fact of the matter is that Harvin was brought in as an explosive upgrade not to plug a hole. The Seahawks already had a capable slot receiver in Doug Baldwin. When Harvin was acquired Doug Baldwin became probably the best 4th receiver in football. Baldwin recorded 788 yards in his rookie season only two years ago and was hampered in 2012 by a run heavy offense and a few nagging injuries. It was common knowledge that Harvin has had some injury trouble in the past and the Seahawks knew that they had enough depth that he wouldn’t be indispensable the moment he arrived.

Lo and behold Harvin is injured and now Seattle may have to turn to that depth. May is the operative term here. We don’t know how bad Harvin’s injury is and how likely he is to miss time. There is quite a lot of time between now and the beginning of the season. It’s possible Harvin will miss no time. However if Harvin hypothetically misses a game or two the Seahawks are in a good position at receiver.