Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Buccaneers expressed interest in signing DT Damon Harrison off of the Seahawks’ practice squad to see if he was interested in replacing DT Vita Vea, who is out for the season with a broken leg.
However, Garafolo says Harrison told Tampa Bay that he plans to remain with the Seahawks.
The Buccaneers currently have Rakeem Nunez-Roches as the next man up to replace Vea, but they could be looking for a defensive tackle over the next week.
Harrison, 31, originally signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of William Penn back in 2012. He spent four years with the Jets before departing in free agency for a five-year, $46.25 million contract with the Giants.
The Giants later traded Harrison to the Lions. He was entering the fourth year of his five-year, $46.25 million deal when he agreed to a one-year, $11 million extension last year.
Detroit released him in February and it took until this past week for him to sign on to the Seahawks’ practice squad.
In 2019, Harrison appeared in 15 games for the Lions and recorded 48 tackles, two sacks and three pass defenses.