Seahawks notebook: Snacks Harrison has ‘real chance’ to play this week

Nov 11, 2020, 2:36 PM | Updated: Nov 12, 2020, 10:02 am
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Damon "Snacks" Harrison will have his best opportunity to play Sunday since joining Seattle. (Getty)

For the first time since the Seahawks signed Damon “Snacks” Harrison to their practice squad last month, head coach Pete Carroll didn’t field any questions from members of the media about his availability.

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Carroll actually had something to say about Harrison, though, so he brought up the veteran defensive tackle himself shortly before his weekly Wednesday press conference concluded.

“I can’t believe we’re almost done with this and nobody’s asked about Snacks,” Carroll said. “This is the first time you guys haven’t asked about Snacks.”

Naturally, that led to a question about the one-time Pro Bowler.

“Got a real chance to play this week – yeah, he does. This might be his coming out party,” Carroll replied. “… I’m hoping he’s gonna play this week so we’ll look forward to getting him involved.”

Carroll indicated that Harrison has a more realistic shot of playing this week than any other since he signed with the team.

There is a flip side to that, however. Defensive tackle Bryan Mone’s ankle that he sprained last Sunday against Buffalo isn’t in good shape, according to Carroll, providing a reason for why the 6-2 Seahawks are likely to promote Harrison to the active roster for the Week 10 game in Los Angeles against the 5-3 Rams.

Harrison, 31, hasn’t played since Week 17 of last season when he was with the Detriot Lions.

Here are few more updates on Seattle’s roster:

• Cornerback Shaquill Griffin will be in the mix to return from a concussion and hamstring strain that has kept him out of action since he suffered the injuries in Week 7 at Arizona. Carroll said only the hamstring is what could keep Griffin from playing Sunday.

“He’s running some. We’ll see how he progresses through the week,” Carroll said. “If he has a chance to get back, we won’t know until the end (of the week).”

• Fellow cornerback Quinton Dunbar was noticeably slower than usual in the loss at Buffalo due to a lingering knee injury, and all signs point to him being a long shot to play against the Rams.

“Quinton’s knee’s bothered him for some time now, bothered him last weekend for sure, so we’ll have to tend to that,” Carroll said.

• At running back, leading rusher Chris Carson (foot sprain) is ahead of backup tailback Carlos Hyde (hamstring) in his return from injury, so if one plays this week, it’s most likely to be Carson. Seattle signed Alex Collins to the practice squad last week and elevated him to the active roster for the Buffalo game with both Carson and Hyde out of action.

• Staying in the backfield, there’s another familiar face back on the practice squad. Seattle announced Wednesday it has signed running back Bo Scarbrough. You may best remember Scarbrough for his 180-yard, two-touchdown performance for Alabama in its Peach Bowl win over the UW Huskies in 2016, but he has experience with the Seahawks’ practice squad during his rookie season in 2018. He played six games with Detroit last year.

• Nickel cornerback Ugo Amadi (hamstring) appears to have the best chance to return of any of the six players who have missed each of the past two games. Carroll said he will be “full-go” for Wednesday’s practice and that he is “looking forward” to Amadi playing in LA.

• Finally, defensive end Benson Mayowa will get the week to show if he’s healthy enough to return after two games out with an ankle injury. Carroll said he’s “battling to get back” and “determined” to prove he’s ready by the end of the week.

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