Because Percy Harvin has never played a game for Seattle, the news he'll need surgery on his hip and could miss a significant chunk of the 2013 season doesn't come with the same sting that it might have. But don't think Harvin won't be missed by the Seahawks.
"It hurts to lose Percy for a long time like that. I know it's hurting him," Seattle's Golden Tate said. "But where we ended last year without him, I'm confident in our ability to make plays."
The Seahawks practiced Wednesday for the first time since learning the versatile wide receiver will undergo surgery Thursday in New York. There won't be a timetable on recovery until after the procedure is completed and doctors determine the extent of the damage.
"Now that we've taken in all the information, Percy does have a chance to get back (this season) and we'll find that out after the procedure," coach Pete Carroll told the NFL Network. "We made a big commitment to Percy (and) we want to make sure he's 100 percent and ready to go."
Harvin, acquired in the offseason from Minnesota, reported to training camp last week complaining of soreness in his hip.
Bears: Middle linebacker D.J. Williams suffered a right calf strain in practice, an injury the team characterized as minor. The Bears said the former Denver Bronco would be "week to week" in his recovery. A league source told ESPN that Williams is expected to be sidelined for at least one week. Williams, who was wearing a walking boot on his right foot, signed as a free agent in the offseason as a potential replacement for Brian Urlacher.
Broncos: Denver lured Ryan Lilja out of retirement, agreeing to terms with the offensive lineman. The Broncos are searching for a replacement at center for Dan Koppen, who is out for the season after tearing his left ACL last weekend. Manny Ramirez, who took most of the snaps at center during Denver's offseason practices, has been filling in for Koppen the last few days in camp. Lilja slid over from guard to center for Kansas City last season but announced his intention to retire after the Chiefs went 2-14. Lilja has quite a bit of familiarity with Peyton Manning after playing guard for five seasons in Indianapolis.
Redskins: Robert Griffin III is getting more work at training camp. Coach Mike Shanahan said the quarterback had about "16 or 17" snaps during 7-on-7 drills. That's an increase from eight snaps the first few days and 10 snaps the next few days as Griffin works back into shape after reconstructive knee surgery. ... Veteran linebacker Nick Barnett agreed to a one-year deal with Washington. The Redskins were looking for depth at linebacker after backup Keenan Robinson torn his left pectoral muscle on opening day of camp.
Jaguars: Quarterback Blaine Gabbert was in pads and at practice, but still a day away from a full return. He expects to be full-go Thursday "unless something magical pops up." Gabbert injured his ankle in practice Monday when guard Uche Nwaneri stepped on him during 11-on-11 drills.
Wire services contributed to this report.