Earlier this season, the Packers expressed interest in claiming defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. However, Harrison was claimed by the Seattle Seahawks before the Packers could put in their claim. After not receiving adequate playing time in Seattle, Snacks requested his release. The Seahawks granted his request and the Packers have been awarded Snacks on the waiver wire.
There has been speculation that Snacks Harrison will not play for Green Bay or any other team this year. These reports are based off of comments that Snacks made about not wanting to play in the cold. In addition, he stated on Twitter he did not want to play the waiver wire game. Most recent reports, though, are saying that he will report to the Green Bay Packers.
As he indicated in his "Bingo" tweet, I'm told Damon "Snacks" Harrison plans on reporting to Green Bay and playing for the Packers despite his prior tweets about not wanting to be claimed off waivers.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) December 30, 2020
The “Bingo” tweet referenced above can be found in response to this tweet by @coal_rusty.
I assume there was a shortlist of teams that knew if they claimed him, he'd actually play for them. He was scheduled to meet with GB after he met with us a few months ago, so I assume they're one of those teams
— RustyCoal (@coal_rusty) December 30, 2020
Snacks Harrison has appeared in six games this season, all with Seattle. He has recorded nine tackles and a forced fumble in limited play. It is the shortage of snaps that caused him to request his release from Seattle.
Previously, the 32-year old defensive tackle played for the Jets, Giants, and Lions. He had his best season as a pro in 2016 as a member of the Giants. That year, Harrison recorded 86 tackles and 2.5 sacks, in addition to a pass deflected and forced fumble. He was named as an All-Pro that year.
With the Packers, Harrison provides depth at defensive tackle behind Kenny Clark, Kingsley Keke, and Tyler Lancaster. It appears that they are ready for him to join them, as Clark tweeted:
Let’s get it @snacks !!
— Kenny Clark (@KCBoutThatLife) December 30, 2020
Rashan Gary followed that up with:
— Rashan Gary ® (@RashanAGary) December 31, 2020
As for when he will be available to play for the Packers:
Assuming Snacks continued his testing, flies private, and passes a rapid test when he comes to GB – he should be eligible to play on Sunday based on the new rules. No idea what the odds of that all happening actually are. https://t.co/KNT0gedLeW
— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) December 30, 2020