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Notes: Damon Harrison meeting with Seattle Seahawks

The former Lion is contemplating a return to football

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images

Various reports indicate former Lions nose tackle Damon Harrison Sr. is interested in playing professional football in 2020, and is in the process of visiting potential employers. The first credibly reported visit is with the Seattle Seahawks, who are set to meet with Harrison next week:

Harrison, who left Detroit in February, was a valuable contributor in 2018 but did not seem to mesh well with the team’s scheme in 2019. Entering the 2020 season, Seattle went with just three defensive tackles on its 53-man active roster, but that depth gamble has gone sour. Jarran Reed is battling a back injury and the team had to promote Anthony Rush from the practice squad in case Reed is unavailable for Week 3 against Dallas. If Snacks eventually signs with Seattle, he would re-join former teammate Quandre Diggs and fill a potentially valuable “true nose” role for that defense:

As a side note, one of the other interested teams mentioned by Adam Schefter in the initial report was the Chicago Bears. Might the Lions end up facing Snacks as a division opponent? If Cordarrelle Patterson gets his way, then yes:

The Bears lost defensive tackle John Jenkins to injury and placed him on injured reserve on Thursday, opening a need for depth at the position that Snacks could fill. The Lions do not play either the Bears or the Packers (also interested) again until December. Now, on to the rest of today’s Notes:

  • We have all heard about how the Lions are struggling to rush the passer, but Dave Birkett with the Detroit Free Press decided to write an article about how they are also failing to stop the run.

“There’s a handful of teams, probably about 10, that I know essentially nothing about their analytics. Which leads me to believe they’re not doing a whole lot,” one experienced analytics staffer said. “So it could have been any of those 10 teams.”