The Packers won’t be adding the services of defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison after all. The 31-year-old lineman is signing with the Seattle Seahawks, joining their practice squad after a visit there Monday.
In non-COVID news on a chaotic NFL morning, veteran DT Damon “Snacks” Harrison will be signing with the Seahawks’ practice squad, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 7, 2020
Adding him to the practice squad rather than the active roster is a perfunctory move, given that Harrison hasn’t played or practiced since the Detroit Lions ended their season. He’ll get some time to practice with the team, then move to the active roster when he’s ready. Structuring the move this way also gives Seattle some additional time to prepare a corresponding move on their active roster.
Harrison was supposed to visit Green Bay today, but now that obviously won’t happen. The Packers had reportedly been in contact with Harrison on a couple of different occasions, but never progressed beyond that.
The Packers had been interested in Harrison as a potential run-stopping upgrade. With Kenny Clark out of the lineup, they had relied on a mix of Dean Lowry, Tyler Lancaster, Kingsley Keke, Montravius Adams, and Billy Winn to fill the gap, to moderate success at best.
Should they still want to upgrade their defensive line — a reasonable position given their results so far — they’ll now have to look elsewhere.