Seahawks To Meet With Snacks Harrison

Damon Harrison won’t retire after all. The former All-Pro defensive tackle is slated to meet with the Seahawks next week, according to a source who spoke with ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). The 31-year-old has also drawn interest from the Bears, Packers, and Bengals. 

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Harrison made his name as a fierce run-stuffer with the Jets before signing a lucrative free agent deal with the Giants in 2016. Then, he was shipped to Detroit midway through the 2018 campaign, where he became the first defensive lineman to appear in 17 games during an NFL regular season. But, even as he was putting in overtime, Harrison was unhappy. Last year, he openly contemplated retirement.

I came into [2019 training] camp in shape, but during the first three weeks of camp I think I kind of worked myself out of shape because I wasn’t doing anything,” Harrison said in April. “That was a time where, to be honest with you, we were trying to facilitate a trade. I was hell-bent on getting out of there.”

The Lions released Harrison from his one-year, $11MM deal in February, and we haven’t heard his name mentioned since. Now, he’s ready to play. With four clubs interested in his services, it sounds like Snacks is on the verge of making his return. The Seahawks – who lost Bruce Irvin for the year and have most of their starting defensive linemen on the injury report – could certainty use the help.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Your not going to be taken seriously as a football league if you don’t have a player named “Snacks” participating.

  1. Oooof

    I’d love to see Snacks playing for a contender. It would be fun to see a well built and schemed defense slot him in as a complementary piece to devour running backs. Seattle has more structural problems with the pass, but maybe adding Harrison would free up other guys to help out in coverage or get after the QB.

    • ayrbhoy

      You’d think adding him would free up other guys, he is desperately needed on that team for depth. Seahawks are very limited after Poona Ford and Jarran Reed. Rasheem Green’s absence made it even worse. I’ll say this tho- Diggs and Blair out affected their pass D vs NE because Jamal Adams was taken out of position. NE gained 312 passing yds after those 2 went out. NE had significantly lower pass numbers before their absence

  2. metsie1

    His comment about not being in shape and hellbent on getting out of Detroit. Yikes. Not a good look for him or the Lions. I wanted him for the Packers but that’s an indictment of him no?

    • Oooof

      Enough guys have pushed hard to get away from the Lions the last couple of years, especially on defense, that at some point you have to give a little benefit of the doubt that the Lions are the problem. Remember how many players were “bad for the culture” when Adam Gase was in Miami? I think we’re all pretty confident now that the players weren’t the cultural problem there.

      • dugdog83

        It’s Matt Patricia. He runs camp like Belechik but doesn’t know how to do it. Luckily he won’t be a problem much longer

        • compassrose

          How many coaches are going to be blamed for this organization until someone looks deeper and says the dumpster fire starts at the top? Not sure what the problem is but it has been poorly run as long as I remember. Dad was from Detroit so as kids we watched any Detroit team that was on unless we had a team which was only the Sonics.

          Maybe the Ford’s should sell and let someone competent own the team.

      • crosseyedlemon

        The Lions probably respect players less than any other organization. They apparently think so little of Barry Sanders than they want to see Adrian Peterson surpass him on the all time rushing list. Now, I’m a fan of AP and he deserves to be on an NFL roster…but not the Lions.

      • metsie1

        I get the Lions are a wreck. However, like it or not, they were paying him a hell of a lot of money. It’s one thing to go in and tell the Coach and GM I want out privately and another to say hey I got fat and out of shape because I was trying to get out of there. Sounds like he was being unprofessional. Any future team should take a pause before signing him to make sure he really wants to be there?

        • Oooof

          This is the way football works, though. Teams have a dozen ways of getting out of contracts without paying full freight, but if players want out, they have to play games with the public or with alienating a team. You can’t get mad at guys for using the only tactics they have when they’re in bad situations.

          But more presently, his comment sounds like the Lions completely de-motivated him, when one of the major responsibilities of management in most professions, but especially sports, is to get your team to work hard. If they demotivated a player who’s performed well everywhere else, that speaks once again to the team being the problem.

      • Technically correct

        Flint is about 68 miles away. Maybe it’s something in the water?

        • Oooof

          Did you think toxic drinking water was so funny that you just had to go that far out of your way to make a joke about it here?

    • mlbnyyfan

      I thought Dallas should of signed him. He could be the final piece to Seattle winning the NFC.

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