Seahawks' Harvin 'absolutely' a go

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Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Percy Harvin is tired of sitting through games and just watching.

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver is ready to play a full game while healthy for the first time this season. And, if he had to pick one, well, the Super Bowl might as well be it.

"I'm not really worrying about the past games that I missed and the time I missed," Harvin said at media day on Tuesday. "I'm here now, I'm healthy and I'm ready to go."

Harvin returned to practice last Wednesday after passing the NFL's concussion protocol following a head injury suffered in Seattle's NFC divisional playoff game against New Orleans. It was the latest in what has been a lost season -- so far -- for the playmaking receiver.

He missed the first 10 games after needing hip surgery, and played sparingly when he returned because of complications. Harvin came back for the playoffs, but hit his head on the turf in Seattle's win over New Orleans.

"I don't know if a player can ever actually say that he is 100 percent, but I feel really good," Harvin said. "I haven't had any problems or anything."

Harvin was then asked if he thought he'd be at full strength Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

"I am absolutely playing," he said without hesitation.

Seahawks star Lynch walks out of media day

NEWARK, N.J. -- Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch made an early exit at Super Bowl media day, then returned to Tuesday's session just in time to possibly avoid a hefty fine from the NFL.

The running back abruptly left the required session at the Prudential Center, walking out after 61⁄2 minutes.

He later came back and stood on the side of the media area, doing interviews with the Armed Forces Network, Deion Sanders for the NFL Network and a Seahawks Web reporter. Lynch also talked to teammates and signed footballs and a helmet for fans in the stands.

While he did that, about five dozen media members stood in front of Lynch and shouted out questions. He ignored almost all of them as time ran out in Seattle's 45-minute availability.

One reporter asked, "Are you trying to avoid being fined by standing here?" Lynch twice nodded his head yes.

Earlier this month, Lynch was fined $50,000 for not cooperating with the Seattle media. The NFL put the fine on hold, saying it would be rescinded if his behavior improved.

"Players are required to participate and he participated. We will continue to monitor the situation," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday.

Lynch has required media sessions Wednesday and Thursday. The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

At media day, Lynch was standing on the floor of the covered-over hockey rink among a cluster of about 100 reporters. There were eight podiums set up for Seattle stars and coach Pete Carroll, plus nine other separated areas separated from the throng. Lynch wasn't positioned at any of them.

Lynch answered a half-dozen questions before walking away. He spoke to someone for a moment, then left the arena. He came back a little bit later.

The Seattle and Denver players were expected to speak to media members during the 45-minute sessions that lead up to the game.

Lynch watched as the clocked counted down to zero and, when it was announced the Seattle portion was over, left for good.

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