Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin to undergo hip surgery

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Percy Harvin will have hip surgery on Thursday, sidelining the dynamic wide receiver for the start of his first season with the Seattle Seahawks.

Percy Harvin:   Injured Seahawk is on the physically unable to perform list.  Ted S. Warren
Ted S. Warren
Percy Harvin: Injured Seahawk is on the physically unable to perform list.

Harvin made the announcement on his Twitter account on Tuesday night, hours after getting a second opinion on the injury in New York. The Seahawks then said the operation was scheduled for Thursday, but no timetable for recovery was provided.

• Another of Seattle’s high-priced receivers, former South Carolina standout Sidney Rice, headed to Switzerland to undergo a procedure on a muscle in his knee.

REDSKINS: Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he has sprained ligaments in the back of his right ankle and could miss the rest of training camp.

Hall wore an immobilizing boot as he watched practice.

BILLS: Defensive end Mario Williams returned to training camp on the same day coach Doug Marrone grew frustrated over questions about his absence from practice because of to a sore foot.

Williams was spotted in the passenger seat of an SUV making its way into the parking lot in front of the players’ dorm rooms at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The vehicle was driven by a member of the Bills training staff.

The sighting of Williams was the first since Sunday.

TEXANS: Signed free agent Joe Mays after the linebacker was suspended and fined last season for a hit on Houston quarterback Matt Schaub.

Mays knocked Schaub’s helmet off and the star QB lost a chunk of his left ear on the play during Houston’s 31-25 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sept. 23. Mays was fined $50,000 and suspended for one game.

HERNANDEZ CASE: Police divers returned for a second day of searching in a lake in the Connecticut hometown of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who is charged with murder.

Authorities declined to comment on the search at Pine Lake, a 54-acre man-made lake in Bristol, except to confirm it is related to the Hernandez investigation.


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