After over a month on the Seahawks practice squad, defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison is lined up to make his Seahawks debut this Sunday vs. the Rams. Harrison was elevated from the practice squad along with running back Alex Collins.
Defensive back and special teams captain Neiko Thorpe has also been activated, coming off of injured reserve after dealing with a hip injury which caused him to miss the last six games. "Neiko's ready to go," coach Pete Carroll said. "We're really excited about getting him back. He's been a real centerpiece on special teams, and we've really missed him."
For Harrison, the question was never if, but when the 350-pound lineman would see game action after signing with the team in early October. When it was determined that nose tackle Bryan Mone would need to be placed on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday vs. the Bills, elevating "Snacks" became all the more logical. "I am really excited to see him play," Carroll said. "He's been a unique player for a long time. He's worked really hard to get ready to go."
The move to elevate Collins was another necessity as the Seahawks downgraded running backs Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) on Saturday from "questionable" to "out". This will be the third straight game Seattle has been without their top two running backs. To further test their depth at the position, Travis Homer (knee) and DeeJay Dallas (arm/wrist) both appeared on the injury report this week. Collins signed to Seattle's practice squad on November 4 and was elevated just days later for Week 9 in Buffalo where he played 13 snaps, rushing two times for five yards in the 44-34 loss.