Damon Harrison visiting Seahawks next week

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The Seahawks are looking at a potentially big addition to their ailing defensive line.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Lions, Giants, and Jets defensive tackle Damon Harrison is visiting the Seahawks next week after contemplating retirement.

The man known as “Snacks” reportedly also had interest from the Bears, Packers, and Bengals.

The Seahawks could could certainly use the help, as defensive tackle Poona Ford is their only healthy starter on the defensive line at the moment.

Defensive tackle Jarran Reed popped up on the injury report with a back problem, and defensive end Benson Mayowa has a groin injury. They also lost pass-rusher Bruce Irvin to a season-ending ACL tear, and defensive end Rasheem Green remains out with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Defensive end L.J. Collier, was listed with a new wrist injury, though he was a full participant in practice yesterday.

The 31-year-old Harrison was released by the Lions in February, and would offer some immediate run-stopping help.

9 responses to “Damon Harrison visiting Seahawks next week

  1. Snacks is a great run stopper which apparently now is needed but we really need A PASS RUSHER OR 2. Giving up 800 yards in the air in 2 games is telling. I love Jamal Adams but his pass coverage Sunday made Edelman look like a young man. We haven’t had a solid pass rush since Frank Clark left. Pete, John we can’t let QBs sit back and make dinner before they throw the ball. Please address this issue. With that said,

    Go Hawks!

  2. Yes he is a rookie, but also Alton Robinson is set for his first start at DE after finally getting healthy, big things expected from him after working during the off season with Cliff Avril, and 1st round pick LB Jordyn Brooks who looks to start in place of Irvin at OLB, Brooks who was the most blitzing LB in college last year will help with the pass rush.

    I hope they get snacks, the DT position is a massive need, and while stopping the run is a huge priority, he will also take up bodies, maybe double teams, allowing others to home on the QB

  3. @thespecialist01 so glad you say this. Jamal Adams is clearly an outstanding player, but he’s not LOB quality. He got torched by Edelman down the seam a few times, and he missed on other plays. He makes impact plays, which is great, but he is not consistently great in every situation. He’s not the one.

    We’ve given up over 1/2 mile of pass yards in 2 weeks. At this rate the hawks are on pace to surrender > 7,000 yards passing this season. This is sub-optimal.

    Wouldn’t mind some depth in the d-line rotation, but he’s not the answer to fix the pass defense problem.

  4. He let himself get fat and lazy last season claiming he did it on purpose to get cut? Screw this guy. He was one of the lowest rated tackles last season and offers nothing at this point

  5. Any help they can get in pass rush. They are pretty strong in run defense which I think is Harrisons’ game.

    Rasheem Green needs to get back, I thought it was between him or Irvin as the best pass rusher on the team. Both Seattle rookie DE’s need to produce this year. Which will be difficult because on is on the PUP list. As it happens by playoff time it may be enough for a real run at a Super Bowl.

    I might puke for saying this but they need to sign Clay Mathews because there just isn’t any pass rushing talent out there unsigned.

  6. Adding Damon Harrison [2019 PFF rating 63] would certainly add needed depth to the run-stop package. But he lacks the pass pressure that the team needs most.

    Since the greater need is pass rush, Schneider / Carroll ought to look at DE Camron Wake, PFF 2019 Comeback Player of the Year, rated at 83.5. “For any team that may feel like they’re one elite pass-rusher away from being a contender, they need to seriously consider signing Cameron Wake.” But his health needs to conclusively check out; and with his age, he will need to be in rotation, rather than every down.

    The combo might just be enough.

    Clay Matthews 2019 PFF rating was 55.

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