Seattle Seahawks forego veteran DT Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison

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  • Brady HendersonESPN

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks waived Damon “Snacks” Harrison at his request.

The team announced the move on Monday, the day after Harrison was a good scratch for Seattle’s NFC West win over the Los Angeles Rams.

“He’s decided to stop playing,” said Seahawks manager Pete Carroll on Monday at 710 ESPN Seattle. “He’s done playing. I spoke to him this morning. He’s in a good mood and all that. He’s really grateful for the opportunity to play here and he’s done really well with us, but he .. . he’s just finished. “

At least finished with the Seahawks. Harrison tweeted on Monday that “the plan” is to play for another team this year if he can “work out the logistics for it,” although he added that he is not interested in the exemptions .

Harrison stated on Twitter that his decision was related to his role in Seattle, although his tweets and Carroll’s comments suggest an amicable breakup.

In a tweet, Harrison thanked the Seahawks and his teammates, writing that he wished it didn’t have to end but that “it’s time for both of us to move on”. In another he wrote that he didn’t want to take snapshots away from a young gamer who deserves to be out there. He also urged media members to ask him questions about his situation, as opposed to players and coaches who “need to stay focused”.

“What’s next for me? I’m not sure,” Harrison tweeted. “I have to make sure my family is good before I do anything. They are my top priority. I would like to keep playing, but with Covid and other logistics, it’s difficult to just pack up and leave right away. I’ll keep you.” all posted! “

I’d like to thank my teammates and the Seahawks for allowing me to play a small role in the 2020 season. I wish it didn’t have to end, but it’s time for both of us to move on. Everyone loves 12s 💙

– Damon Harrison Sr. (@snacks) December 28, 2020

What’s next for me Not sure, I have to make sure my family is good before I do anything. You are my first priority. I would like to keep playing, but with Covid and other logistics, it’s difficult to just pack up and leave right away. I will keep you up to date!

– Damon Harrison Sr. (@snacks) December 28, 2020

Before I sit around trying to snap shots of a young man who deserves to play out there, I’d better go. There are a lot of lines in the NFL, but I’m not one of them.

– Damon Harrison Sr. (@snacks) December 28, 2020

Harrison has exemptions. The move leaves the Seahawks with an open roster seat.

“So I don’t know what’s going to happen to another club, but I know that they have a big family, they have a couple of kids, seven kids to look after, and it’s a very busy and challenging time.” Carroll told the radio station. “He’ll try to just take her home and keep her safe. It was great to have him with you. We loved him and we’re sorry to see him go, but we have to move on.”

The Seahawks added Harrison, 32, to their practice group on October 7th after he decided to play in 2020. He made his Seattle debut on November 15th against the Rams. The 6-foot-5,350-pound player had to get himself back into soccer shape and then wait for an opening in Seattle’s defensive tackle rotation that he got when Bryan Mone injured an ankle.

Harrison, a first-team all-pro in 2016, has been credited with nine tackles and one forced fumble in six games with Seattle. According to the Pro Football Reference, he averaged 23 defensive snaps per game while playing behind starters Jarran Reed and Poona Ford.

The Seahawks activated Mone on Saturday from the injured reserve. He played 26 defensive snaps against the Rams. Before the game, Harrison Mone and several other teammates wished good luck against the Rams on Twitter.

Harrison’s contract with Seattle included a base salary of $ 1.05 million. That was about $ 370,588 in six games.

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