The Seahawks made several transactions ahead of their game against the Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, some anticipated, some not.
Quinton Dunbar, who has been struggling with a knee injury all season, was placed on injured reserve. In his place, practice squad cornerback Jayson Stanley—who had been elevated twice this season—was signed to the active roster. Seattle will now be without Dunbar for at least three weeks.
Additionally, after waiting several weeks to make his debut, Snacks Harrison will appear in two straight games for the Seahawks. The veteran defensive tackle was elevated to Seattle’s game day roster on Thursday.
In Harrison’s first appearance for the Seahawks, just four days ago in Los Angeles, he played 19 snaps in place of Bryan Mone, who had gone on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain. Snacks can now replicate that role in Week 11, called up by Seattle to appear on Thursday Night Football.
The Seahawks will have a decision to make in Week 12, however, with Harrison having now been elevated twice. Should Harrison be elevated a third time, he would have to go through waivers in order to revert to the practice squad. More likely, a roster move will come before then in order to add Snacks to the 53-man roster.
Joining Harrison on the game day roster is running back Bo Scarbrough, who was signed to the team’s practice squad just a couple of weeks ago. Scarbrough’s elevation suggests that both Travis Homer, who is doubtful, and Chris Carson, who is a game-time decision, will not play against the Cardinals.
It will be Scarbrough’s first appearance for Seattle, after spending training camp and preseason with the team in 2019. The former ‘Bama tailback’s last NFL game came in Week 17 last season with the Lions, when he ran for 42 yards on nine carries against the Packers.
While Alex Collins had gotten the nod to be elevated in previous weeks, he has now been elevated twice and would have had to go through waivers afterward. Instead, the Seahawks played it safe and went with Scarbrough.
Though Seattle will be down a few starters in primetime, they will be able to count on Harrison and Scarbrough to provide some depth.