The Seattle Seahawks activated Percy Harvin from the reserve/physically unable to perform list Monday.
A source who has spoken to the receiver tells NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Harvin is "absolutely planning" to play against his former teammates on the Minnesota Vikings this week.
Harvin had originally planned to make his Seahawks debut two weeks ago, only to suffer a setback when his hip flared up in practice. He'll have to avoid the same problem this week to follow through on his expectation of playing on a limited snap count.
With Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse combining for 257 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' victory over the Falcons, Seattle can afford to ease Harvin in as a situational threat.
Harvin isn't the only key player returning this week. Starting offensive tackles Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini are both expected to be full speed for the first time in more than one month. If all goes as hoped, they will join Harvin in the lineup Sunday.
It's looking more and more like the NFC's road to the Super Bowl will go through Seattle in January.