The Seattle Seahawks are hungry to create a dominant pass rush and turned to former Detroit Lion Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison.
Harrison was signed to Seattle’s practice squad on October 7. The 6’3”, 350-pound nine-year veteran had the chance to make his Seahawks debut and get called up from the practice squad for Sunday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings, but Seattle chose to promote safety Damarious Randall - a former first-round draft pick and starter in Green Bay’s secondary.
But it turns out that the Seahawks weren’t the only team inquiring about the big man.
Last Sunday, Tampa Bay defensive lineman Vita Vea left the game with an injury and will miss the rest of the season. The Bucs, who were in conversation with Harrison during the offseason, tried their luck again.
Harrison could have jumped into a starting roll on the Bucs’ defensive line replacing Vea, but instead elected to remain in Seattle on the practice squad.
From @gmfb: The #Buccaneers checked to see if DT Damon Harrison wanted to head to Tampa to help them deal with the loss of Vita Vea but Snacks decided to stay with the #Seahawks, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. pic.twitter.com/sYtEAGwsTr— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 10, 2020
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A chance to start vs. a practice squad spot? Seems like a no brainer, but the veteran knows what he’s doing.
Even former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp took to Twitter and agreed with Harrison staying in Seattle because of two words: Russell Wilson.
Russell last name Wilson I wouldn’t leave either!!— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) October 11, 2020
The Seahawks will enter into their BYE week next Sunday, which means the earliest we could see 'Snacks' out on the field is week 7 at the Arizona Cardinals.
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