Seahawks waive DT Damon Harrison after he asks for release

Liz Mathews
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Veteran defensive tackle Damon Harrison pondered retirement after last season but eventually signed with Seattle’s practice squad this year. He made his debut in Week 10, but after six games with the team, he’s calling it quits.

Per his request, the Seahawks waived Harrison on Monday afternoon after he and coach Pete Carroll discussed the situation.

“I talked to him this morning. He’s in good spirits and all of that, he’s really grateful for the opportunity playing here and he did really well by us, but he’s done,” Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle. “I don’t know what will happen with any other club, but I know he’s got a big family, he’s got a bunch of kids – he’s got seven kids to corral and take care of, and it’s a very trying time and challenging, so he’s just trying to get them back home and safe.”

Harrison has made mention on Twitter of wanting to continue to play this season, but he would have limited time to clear COVID-19 testing protocols in time to make a roster.

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