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    NFL notes: Seattle’s Percy Harvin needs surgery

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

    Harvin made the announcement on his Twitter account Tuesday night, hours after getting a second opinion on the injury in New York. The Seahawks then said the operation was scheduled for Thursday.

    Harvin was seeking more information for soreness in his hip, in the area of his labrum, that popped up just before the Seahawks opened training camp.


    ‘‘When everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball . . . sorry to half [sic] to report that my injury will require surgery,’’ Harvin wrote on his Twitter page. ‘‘Nobody was more anxious and excited about season then . . . but I will be back strong as ever.’’

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    Seattle coach Pete Carroll has not indicated which hip is bothering Harvin. He said earlier in the day that the team was still gathering information about Harvin’s second opinion.

    Seattle invested significantly in Harvin, giving up draft picks to acquire him from Minnesota and signing him to a six-year deal reportedly worth up to $67 million.

    Hall suffers sprain

    Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall 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. He was hurt Monday when he lost his footing trying to defend rookie free agent receiver Skye Dawson, who has been one of the surprise standouts of camp.


    Also left tackle Trent Williams sprained his left wrist when he fell while blocking a play during the afternoon practice. The wrist was heavily taped as he walked off the field.

    Colts lose McKinney

    Colts tackle Brandon McKinney was placed on injured reserve, costing the team one big piece of its rebuilt defensive line.

    The 345-pound McKinney was lost one day after coach Chuck Pagano said McKinney had swelling in his surgically-repaired left knee. McKinney spent all of last season on injured reserve, too, after hurting the knee during a preseason game.

    To replace McKinney, the Colts pulled linebacker C.O. Prime off waivers.

    It was a tough day for the Colts, who also saw rookie offensive lineman Khaled Holmes carted off the field with a right ankle injury.

    Texans sign Mays


    Houston signed free agent Joe Mays after the linebacker was suspended and fined last season for a hit on Texans 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 Broncos on Sept. 23. Mays was fined $50,000 and suspended for one game.

    Mays told KRIV-TV of Houston that he and Schaub talked Monday and made peace. Schaub told the station the hit was ‘‘water under the bridge.’’

    Church not so jolly

    Barry Church is finished with Jolly Ranchers. The candy-loving Cowboys safety missed a day of training camp because of a cherry-flavored one. Church chipped a tooth on a piece of the hard candy about a week before reporting to camp. He felt pain off and on, but says it was unbearable when he woke up Monday morning. The fourth-year pro missed a walkthrough and a full practice to get a root canal, but returned Tuesday . . . Chance Warmack passed his conditioning test and joined the Titans for a fully padded workout. He was the last of the first-round draft picks to agree to his contract. Tennessee also added WR Justin Hilton and waived Travis Harvey. The 6-foot-2-inch, 190-pound Hilton was with Cincinnati in training camp last year and later spent time on the Bengals’ practice squad . . . 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 due to a sore foot. Williams was spotted in the passenger seat of an SUV making its way into the parking lot Tuesday night, and the team later confirmed that Williams was back on campus . . . The Chargers signed rookie free agent safety Tony Burnett of Southern California and waived rookie quarterback Mark Hermann. They also waived injured cornerback Kenny Okoro.