The Seahawks, who also signed former Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice two years ago, have another valuable piece in their bid to take the NFC title away from San Francisco. The 49ers were thought to have interest in Harvin, too.
"He's so good you just have to showcase him, and that's what they're doing," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said in October before the Vikings-Seahawks game. Carroll, who recruited Harvin out of high school when he was at USC, added: "He's a fantastic player."
Rice and Golden Tate are the top two returning receivers for the Seahawks, who finished 11-5 and lost in the second round of the playoffs. In 2009 when Brett Favre came out of retirement to join the Vikings, Rice racked up a career-high 1,312 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. Harvin had 790 yards and six scores.
AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed to this report.
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