Devon Kennard #42 and Damon Harrison #98 of the Detroit Lions commend a third down quit during the final quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit vanquished Los Angeles 13-10.
The Green Bay Packers have asserted previous All-Pro guarded tackle Damon “Bites” Harrison off the waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, making way for a hotshot veteran presence to join their cautious front.
As per the NFL’s exchange report, the Packers were granted Harrison on Wednesday evening, only two days after the Seahawks postponed him at his own solicitation. The Packers have not yet authoritatively declared the move, yet ESPN’s Josina Anderson had detailed toward the beginning of October the different sides were booked to meet (preceding him joining the Seahawks).
While there was some underlying hypothesis about whether Harrison would even answer to Green Bay — he had recently tweeted he was “not doing the waiver thing” — the 32-year-old veteran likewise appeared to affirm the Packers were among the groups that realized he would play for them whenever guaranteed.
So here is @Snacks Harrison himself affirming that the @Packers were on top notch of groups that realized they’d get him on the off chance that they asserted him. Which apparently implies he’s headed toward Green Bay. pic.twitter.com/nrqRX34P5N
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 30, 2020
Harrison has begun 111 vocation games and counted 494 all out handles at guarded tackle over his nine NFL seasons, arriving at All-Pro status during his 2016 season with the New York Giants. He has likewise held beginning jobs with the New York Jets (2012-15) and the Detroit Lions (2018-19), remaining problematic at the line of scrimmage at each stop.
Harrison arrived at the midpoint of 23 guarded snaps more than six games for Seattle as a reinforcement cautious tackle, logging nine handles and a constrained bumble, yet separated on common standing with the Seahawks as they hoped to create more youthful ability for what’s to come.
As Harrison tweeted on Monday early evening time following his delivery: “Before I lounge around and attempt to take snaps from a youthful person who has the right to be out there playing I’d preferably leave. There’s a great deal of snakes in the NFL yet I’m not one of them… ”
The Packers should cut somebody from either their 53-man list or practice crew to clear space for Harrison to join the group.
Kenny Clark Ready for Snacks Team-Up
There is as yet an obstacle or two for Harrison to clear before authoritatively joining the Packers, for example, COVID-19 testing methods, yet that hasn’t shielded a portion of his new colleagues from commending his appearance in Green Bay — eminently star nose tackle Kenny Clark.
We should get it @snacks !!
— Kenny Clark (@KCBoutThatLife) December 30, 2020
Clark, who marked a four-year, $70 million expansion in August, has been a powerful highlight for the Packers’ guarded line, however finding solid assistance to encompass him has been trying in the course of the last two seasons. While Kingsley Keke is discovering his progression in his subsequent year and looking encouraging, Dean Lowry and Tyler Lancaster have attempted to reliably hold up their end consistently.
The Packers likewise right now have Montravius Adams, a 2017 third-round pick, and veteran reinforcement Billy Winn on harmed hold with genuine questions that both of them will have the option to return for their impending postseason run. At any rate, Harrison gives probably the most quality — and reasonable — profundity the Packers can locate this late in December.
Who Will Packers Cut From 53-Man Roster?
The Packers may be enticed to stash Harrison on the training crew on the off chance that he had been waiting available for quite a while (and, consequently, requiring a little practice time to get changed once more), yet risks are acceptable they will discover a spot for him on the dynamic program in front of Sunday’s season finale against the Chicago Bears.
All things considered, however, who will get the boot?
The Packers do have a fifth accessible guarded lineman, Anthony Rush, who was asserted off the waivers from the Bears in November yet hasn’t contributed much in the time since. A straightforward trade out on edge line could be the appropriate response if the Packers don’t feel Rush is acquiring them enough the revolution; in any case, in the event that profundity stresses them at the position, at that point perhaps cutting from another spot will be additionally engaging.
Cornerback Ka’dar Hollman could be an alternative (with goals to re-sign for the training crew) as he played only three guarded snaps against the Titans, however individual corner Josh Jackson, linebackers Ty Summers and Oren Burks and security Henry Black all played about the equivalent. The Packers likewise have six rostered wide collectors.