Oct 28, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) looks on before a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Seahawks DT Harrison waived by request

One day after sitting out as a healthy scratch for Seattle’s 20-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Seahawks defensive tackle Damon Harrison was waived Monday at his request.

“He’s decided to stop playing,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle. “He’s done playing. I talked to him this morning. He’s in good spirits and all of that. He’s really grateful for the opportunity in playing here, and he did really well by us, but he just … he’s done.”

Harrison didn’t give a reason for his desire to leave but indicated on Twitter that while his time in Seattle was up, he may not be done with the NFL.

“What’s next for me? I’m not sure, I have to make sure my family is good before I do anything. They are my 1st priority. I’d like to keep playing but with Covid and other logistics it’s tough to just pack up and immediately leave. I’ll keep y’all posted!

Harrison, 32, was thankful for his short time in Seattle, where he recorded nine tackles and one forced fumble in six games after making his debut on Nov. 15 against the Rams, tweeting, “I want to thank my teammates and the Seahawks for allowing me to be a small part in the 2020 season. Wish it didn’t have to end but it’s time for us both to move on. All love 12s”

Harrison originally joined the team on Oct. 7, when was signed to the practice squad after spending the last two seasons with the Detroit Lions. A first-team All-Pro with the New York Giants in 2016, he has played in 123 games (111 starts) with the New York Jets (2012-15), Giants (2016-18), Detroit (2018-19) and Seattle, amassing 494 tackles, 37 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

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