Seahawks adding Damon Harrison to practice squad

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The Seahawks picked up a big piece for their defensive line, but they’re going to ease him into things.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seahawks are signing defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the practice squad.

That gives him some time to get back into game shape, as he’s been out of action since the Lions released him in February.

He talked about retirement, but was obviously talked out of it, and joins a team that has struggled with injuries up front this season.

 

 

8 responses to “Seahawks adding Damon Harrison to practice squad

  1. Nothing wrong with adding quality depth to an already stout run D.

    Hopefully this allows Jarran Reed to get back to being more of a threat pass rushing as well…if, ya know, he can stop responding to critics on twitter long enough.

  2. Signing former all pro players to practice squads is very unusual. Not sure if this is a CORVID19 move, but if I’m the established player, I’m not sure I would go this route? This is seemingly good for the team and low risk. The only benefit for the player would be his ability to sign a contract with another team.

  3. Harrison and the Seahawks have a solid agreement. He just needs 2-3 weeks to get into shape so why take up a roster spot before then when players are going down right and left-

  4. Placing him on the PS gives the team and the player the unique ability to get up to speed on the playbook without disrupting the team’s ability to play the next game or two. But frankly I suspect he’ll be off by game day.

  5. chawk12thman says:
    Signing former all pro players to practice squads is very unusual. Not sure if this is a CORVID19 move,
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    It’s more than merely unusual. His addition to the practice squad could not happen were it not for COVID.
    In any other year the vast majority of All-Pro players would have already been in the league too long to be eligible for the practice squad. In 2020, because of COVID, teams can sign anyone to it.
    As the story indicated, Damon “Snacks” Harrison — hardly a svelte guy even when he’s playing — hasn’t been on a roster since February. Joining the practice squad will give him time to try and get back into game shape without taking up a roster spot.

  6. Adding Damon Harrison [2019 PFF rating 63] will certainly add depth and rotation to the run-stop package.

    What about signing 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.”

    Clay Matthews 2019 PFF rating was 55.

  7. As long as he remains on practice squad any other team can pick him up. I’m not sure I would’ve done this. My guess; everyone is right. They want him to get used to the playbook, Get game shape ready and then bring him up. My point: he can be stolen just before that happens, with no recourse.

  8. chawk12thman says:
    As long as he remains on practice squad any other team can pick him up. I’m not sure I would’ve done this. My guess; everyone is right. They want him to get used to the playbook, Get game shape ready and then bring him up. My point: he can be stolen just before that happens, with no recourse.
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    Technically, you’re correct. But it’s unlikely.
    Other teams can’t claim a player off someone’s else’ practice squad, then can merely offer them a contract. The player has the right to accept, or to refuse the offer and stay with the team he’s with.
    Most times it’s a younger player who wants a chance to play and he’ll accept. But it’s not at all unheard of for guys to like their situation and patiently stay put.
    Mr. Harrison is a veteran who could have signed with any other team, but chose Seattle four weeks into the season. Any other team that really wanted him could have signed him by now for the same money.
    There may very well have been a quiet understanding between team and player that Seattle would briefly sign him to the practice squad with the intent of bringing him up quickly, for a certain contract amount, and he in turn promised not to leave if offered a deal by another team.
    We’ll likely never know. But I’d wager the chances of him leaving Seattle any way other than being cut are slim and none.

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