Sunday the Seattle Seahawks have a chance to secure their first NFC West division title since 2016 when they play the Los Angeles Rams, however, even if they win it appears they may lose a key in-season acquisition.
#Seahawks DT Damon “Snacks” Harrison asked for his release after learning he’d be inactive today against the #Rams, and the team plans to grant it next week, per sources. Seattle loves Snacks and hopes he has a change of heart, but seems his mind is made up. He’d go on waivers.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 27, 2020
It appears as though the return of Bryan Mone from injured reserve pushed Damon Snacks Harrison to fourth on the depth chart at defensive tackle. Add in that with multiple players at the big end position who can reduce inside on passing down, such as L.J. Collier and Rasheem Green, the Seahawks have been keeping a rotation that included just three pure defensive tackles active on gameday, and that had pushed Harrison to where he was slated to be inactive against the Rams Sunday.
Snacks himself took to Twitter to confirm the report, so it appears as though Harrison may have a new home later this week, if a team claims him off waivers.
Didn’t want to but it’s time to. I came here to help and I’ve done that and now it’s time to move on. I came back this year to play and that’s all I want. Team is back healthy and playing really well..it’s my time to head out. Still all love and respect for the hawks! https://t.co/tIdjXjXs4e
— Damon Harrison Sr. (@snacks) December 27, 2020
Another option for Harrison, however, may be to attempt to force his way through waivers in order to be able to sign with the team of his choice. Harrison had declined overtures from both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers, and he could be added to either of those squads or even to the practice squad for the postseason.