However, it certainly wasn't the only thing of note to take place as the Seahawks 2013 season officially got underway Thursday.
If you missed the news on Harvin you can get caught up here.
Harvin was one on six players to land on the physically unable to perform list for the Seahawks prior to the start of camp.
DE Chris Clemons (knee), DT Greg Scruggs (knee), TE Zach Miller (foot), RB Robert Turbin (foot) and CB Tharold Simon (foot) also begin camp on the PUP list. In addition, the team also placed LB Korey Toomer on the non-football injury list with a knee issue.
Clemons is working back from an ACL tear suffering in the playoff victory over the Washington Redskins in January. Head coach Pete Carroll said Clemons appears to be in good shape but they will know more about his status in the coming days. For now, they are taking things slowly.
"We are trying to keep him off of full speed running around yet. But he is in good shape. If you remember, I said this from way back then, we are really going to take our time with him. We know that in the long haul, that he is a good football player for us, we know he knows his stuff, we don’t need to rush him through camp," Carroll said.
"Everything looks good to where he could come back and play for us. When? We don’t know. He’s competing to be there by the first game. But, we do not know if he could do that or not. We will find out."
Miller is still dealing with a foot issue that surfaced during the team's mini-camp in June. Carroll again stressed that it is not the same injury that Miller suffered in the playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons but it remains something they are monitoring.
"We are just making sure that we can really see where it is. We hadn’t had him in here to look at him. Now we can monitor and bring those guys off of PUP whenever they are ready to go," Carroll said.
Turbin is also dealing with a foot injury that presented during mini-camp. Carroll said the injury isn't causing Turbin pain but they want to make sure it's no longer an issue before putting him on the field.
"This is something that we have been monitoring for some time now. We took care of him through the OTAs. We just really want to make sure that we got him right. He feels fine. He doesn’t feel it at all and we are just taking every precaution at this early time," Carroll said.
Scruggs suffered a torn ACL during offseason work and likely will miss the entire season. Simon has been sidelined the majority of the offseason with a foot injury and it apparently is still an issue.
Carroll didn't address Toomer's injury during Thursday's press availability.
The first-team offensive line consisted of T Russell Okung, G Paul McQuistan, C Max Unger, G J.R. Sweezy and T Breno Giacomini.
G James Carpenter was on the field and ready to go for the start of training camp for the first time in three seasons with the team. Carpenter missed the start of camp his rookie season while awaiting a contract with the team and was injured for camp last season.
Carpenter worked with the second-team offensive line at left guard and said after practice he feels 100-percent.
LB Malcolm Smith was the starting first-team strong-side linebacker and rotated with DE/LB Bruce Irvin.
The Seahawks will mix packages on defense but the first-team nickel defense appeared to include DE Cliff Avril, DT Brandon Mebane, DT Tony McDaniel and DE Michael Bennett along the defensive line, LB K.J. Wright and LB Bobby Wagner at linebacker and CB Richard Sherman, CB Brandon Browner, CB Antoine Winfield, S Earl Thomas and S Kam Chancellor in the secondary.
WR Golden Tate made perhaps the most impressive play of the day. QB Russell Wilson threw a back-shoulder pass to Tate along the left sideline with tight coverage from Browner. Tate managed to snare the ball and hold onto it while Browner attempted to knock it free.
WR Stephen Williams also made an impressive grab jumping to haul in a pass from QB Brady Quinn over CB Jeremy Lane.