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Report: Damon Harrison turned down Buccaneers shortly after signing with Seahawks

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On Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks and defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison agreed to terms for Harrison to join the Seahawks’ practice squad, making official a move that had been weeks in the making.

Shortly after officially joining Seattle, Harrison had the chance to jump ship to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 53-man roster and turned them down, per Mike Garafolo on Good Morning Football Weekend.

As Garafolo explained, the Bucs saw former Husky Vita Vea go down for the season with an ugly ankle injury in their Thursday night loss to the Bears. As a result, Tampa Bay circled back to Harrison, with whom they had discussed a contract in the offseason. Despite the chance to jump from the Seahawks’ practice squad to the Bucs’ active roster, and join a strong defense, Harrison decided to stay put.

Harrison wouldn’t have turned down Tampa Bay’s offer unless he expected to get the chance to play in Seattle. While the veteran won’t get that chance on Sunday night, it’s just a matter of time.