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Harvin ruled out vs. Buccaneers

Seattle Seahawks coach Peter Carroll ruled out wide receiver Percy Harvin from making his season debut this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Carroll told SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday that the injured wide receiver is not ready.

"Percy won't play this week," he said. "He's getting close, but not close enough."

Harvin must be activated by Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings or else he will not be eligible to play this season. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list with a torn labrum in his hip at the beginning of the season and returned to practice following the Seahawks' Oct. 17 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

He has been considered day-today since then.

Seattle's need for Harvin to return increased after it lost wide receiver Sidney Rice for the season because of a torn ACL. He was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

49ers Activate LB Smith

The San Francisco 49ers activated linebacker Aldon Smith from the non-football injury list on Thursday.

Smith, who was on indefinite leave from the team, has been charged with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon stemming from a party at his home in June 2012. He turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities this week after leaving an in-patient rehabilitation facility and immediately posted $75,000 bail, according to multiple reports.

His surrender was part of a plea deal for the 24-year-old Smith, who is due back in court Nov. 19. He also has a Nov. 12 court date on a DUI charge.

Smith has not played in a game since Week 3. The 49ers have a bye this weekend and then play host to Carolina the following Sunday. Smith will be eligible to play against the Panthers, but there was no immediate word of when the 49ers expect him to return to football activities.

Golden Gloves Monday will be a meeting only

Because the downstairs floor of the auditorium is not available Monday, the Golden Gloves opening practice has been changed to a meeting only that should last not more than 10 minutes, according to coach Kirk Davis (979-2639). Participants must be 8 or older. Training is Monday and Wednesday evenings. There is a $75 fee.

— Reuters/Staff reports

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