Bucs Contacted Snacks After Vea Injury

Damon Harrison spent the offseason waiting for an opportunity to continue his career, and the Seahawks provided one by opening up a practice squad slot for him. That could turn into a promotion to Seattle’s active roster soon, but another team inquired about a 53-man spot this week.

The Buccaneers contacted Harrison about poaching him from the Seahawks’ practice squad this week, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com report (video link). However, Harrison declined the opportunity and will remain with the Seahawks.

Tampa Bay lost emerging standout Vita Vea during its Week 5 loss to Chicago on Thursday, but the Bucs may have to look in-house to replace their starting nose tackle. Were the Bucs to have officially offered a 53-man roster spot to Harrison, the Seahawks would have needed to promote him to their active roster to prevent such a move. The team has yet to do so but still has time to promote its recent acquisition ahead of their Sunday night game against the Vikings.

Snacks, 31, has operated as a nose tackle starter since his second season (2013). He has played that role for the Jets, Giants and Lions. The veteran will almost certainly be called upon to suit up for the Seahawks soon.

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