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Former Lions DT Damon Harrison signing to Seahawks practice squad

The former Lion joins a couple other cast-offs in Seattle.

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As the Detroit Lions try to figure out their own issues on defense—especially trying to stop the run—one player that helped them a lot in that aspect of the game will be headed to a different NFC team.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, defensive tackle Damon Harrison Sr. will be signing to the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad.

Harrison played for a season and a half with Detroit after the Lions traded for the nose tackle midway through the 2018 season. Though the Lions signed him to an extension the following season, Harrison and Detroit mutually split ways this offseason due to a differing opinion on how Harrison fit on defense.

“We had some conversations about not (playing 3-tech) anymore, and they kind of incorporated some of that 0, nose shade in there to fit my play style, but it was something that I wasn’t comfortable with,” Harrison said early this year on the “Green Light” podcast with former NFL defensive end Chris Long.

According to new NFL rules, even though Harrison is an eight-year veteran, he can join any team’s practice squad. Given that Seattle is dealing with a ton of injuries, it’s quite possible we see Harrison promoted to the active roster sooner rather than later.