Pete Carroll has said that the Seattle Seahawks will not rush Percy Harvin back from his hip surgery.
The wide receiver is due to have an operation later today to repair a partial labrum tear, which will keep him off the field for three to four months.
The team's head coach told NFL Network: "We got to get him right, got to fix him up and take care of him. We have a big commitment to Percy, we want to make sure he's 100% and ready to go.
"He's a fantastic football player that we were just gonna add into the mix. We'll miss him on kickoff return, he's one of the best ever.
"Other than that, we're real happy with our guys. When Percy comes back we'll just be that much stronger."
Harvin signed a six-year contract with the Seahawks earlier this year following a trade from the Minnesota Vikings.