It appears that there is a chance for the Green Bay Packers to land Damon Harrison after all.
The free agent defensive tackle known as “Snacks” has been a popular topic of discussion for Packers fans in recent weeks, particularly with the team suffering in the middle without Kenny Clark. Now it appears that he is seriously considering his options for a return to the NFL, and the Packers are among the teams in the running. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, who heard from the source himself, Snacks has meetings planned with two teams this week: the Seahawks on Tuesday and the Packers on Wednesday.
Harrison most recently played for the Detroit Lions, starting 15 games a year ago. He recorded two sacks and 49 total tackles and broke up three passes at the line of scrimmage. Now 31, Harrison was a first-team All-Pro in 2016 when he recorded an astounding 86 tackles.
At this point in his career, Harrison would largely be a run-stuffer only, but that is an area where the Packers could use some help. They have allowed 345 rushing yards and 5.5 yards per carry through three games, though they are currently giving up just 3.1 yards per carry to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. If he were to sign in Green Bay, Harrison would immediately represent an upgrade in the middle over the team’s current backups behind Clark.
This would not be the first time the Packers are reaching out to Harrison, either. Russ Uglem of Packer Report reported in July that the team offered Harrison a contract, though the reason for him not signing at that time is unclear.