The Seahawks waived veteran defensive tackle Damon Harrison, a decision that was made after he and head coach Pete Carroll met Monday morning.
Harrison, a former first-team All-Pro with the Giants, signed to Seattle's practice squad earlier this season, then made his Seahawks debut in Week 10. Harrison appeared in six games, recording nine tackles and a forced fumble. With Bryan Mone returning from injured reserve, Harrison was inactive for Sunday's game.
"He has decided to stop playing," Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle Monday morning. "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 playing here and he did really well by us, but he's done. I don't know what will happen with any other club, but I know he's got a big family, he's got a bunch of kids—he's got seven kids to corral and take care of, and it's a very trying time and challenging, so he's just trying to get them back home and safe. It was awesome to have him around. We loved him, and I'm sorry to see him go, but we've got to keep going."
Harrison has indicated on Twitter that he wants to keep playing this year, but COVID-19 testing protocols could complicate that.