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'Lord have mercy, it's Percy'

That quote came from Richard Sherman during the Super Bowl when Percy Harvin was close to breaking his two fly sweeps.

Harvin is back healthy at OTAs after spending last season navigating the fallout from Aug. 1, 2013 hip surgery. He finished with five receptions and three carries in 19 games last year. Those numbers were a $4.9 million cap hit for the Seahawks.

His contract goes up significantly this season. Harvin's base salary rockets to $11 million and his cap hit is $13.4 million, the highest of any of the six years he's under contract for.

Shortly after the Super Bowl ended, Harvin ran off the field to the Seahawks' lockerroom. He preferred to leave the on-field celebrations to his teammates, acknowledging his lack of playing time because of the surgery left him as a small part of the team.

"I didn’t give this team all of what I had last year because of the injuries," Harvin said Tuesday. "So now I’m just looking to do what I do."

Harvin said he's feeling the best he has since before college, which could push him into the punt return mix. Harvin said he's practiced it in the past, and that it is quite a bit different than returning kickoffs.

"The ball falls different, it’s in the air and it hangs different, and the trajectory of the ball and the way it comes down, it falls a little different," Harvin said. "That’s why you see a lot of people who kick return don’t automatically do punt return, but I’m going to work at it.”

Beyond the punt returns, the Seahawks would like to see Harvin get back to his career averages of 70 catches and 27 carries. As would he.

"I’m just happy to be out here, I’m happy to be healthy right now," Harvin said. "We’re all tuned into what we have to get done this next coming year so we’re all just out here working. It feels tremendously good to get back on the field and be as one.”