The Seahawks officially listed Percy Harvin as returned to practice per the NFL's transaction wire. This means the team now has three weeks to activate him to the 53-man roster. In other words, the latest it seems we'll see Harvin return is at home against Minnesota. Apropos.
As for what it means for this week, Harvin can still be activated as late as Sunday and play Monday night, but for now, the Seahawks seem to be taking the wait-and-see track. I'm sticking with my guess that they won't rush him back into action and instead opt to give him a few weeks time to practice with the offense, get timing down with Russell Wilson, etc.
You may remember that Harvin tweeted several weeks back that he had his eye on Week 7 - well, that game obviously came and went, but I'm guessing he's itching to get back out on the field. Does that mean he's got a good chance of playing against the Bucs? Perhaps. It will be interesting to see. More interesting to me will be how the Seahawks plan to use Harvin in their offense. Will he be just another slot receiver and will the Hawks use their standard schemes? Will they change things up dramatically for Harvin-specialized plays? Personally, I hope it's the latter, but I'm not sure that will be the case.