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‘Big-time’ pickup Damon Harrison could play for Packers vs. Bears


#New #Green #Bay #Packers defensive lineman #Damon “Snacks” #Harrison practiced with his new team on #Thursday and could play #Sunday in the season finale against the #Chicago #Bears.

The #Packers claimed #Harrison off of waivers from the #Seattle #Seahawks on #Wednesday. #He was in the building and available on #Thursday.

“That’s a big-time pickup for us, especially this late in the season” coach #Matt #LaFleur said #Thursday. “That doesn’t happen very often.”

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#Harrison, an #All-Pro back in 2016, has been one of the most highly-regarded run defenders in football over the last decade. #He’s 32 now, but the #Packers are still confident he can add value as a run defender as the playoffs near.

#LaFleur wasn’t 100 percent sure #Harrison would play against the #Bears, but the door is certainly open for him to make his #Packers debut at #Soldier #Field.

“We’ll see how the week goes,” #LaFleur said. “That’s always hard to ask somebody, but then again you’re dealing with a true pro, a veteran who has been around and seen a lot. #It’s just, how fast can we get him acclimated to what we’re trying to do and what we’re asking him to do.”

#LaFleur said #Harrison is a “problem to block,” which made him a good fit for the #Packers defensive line, especially against the run.

“I think he can give us a lot in terms of playing the nose,” #LaFleur said. “He’s a really good run defender and he has been for a really long time. I’m just excited to get him in the building.”

#Harrison played six games and 138 snaps with the #Seahawks, who waived him on #Tuesday. The #Packers attempted to add him during the offseason and again during the season, but #Harrison picked #Seattle.

#In #Green #Bay, #Harrison will get another chance to play for a #Super #Bowl contender.

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#As a true nose tackle or one technique, #Harrison should have a fairly straightforward role for the defensive line.

“Hopefully, he can get acclimated pretty quickly,” #LaFleur said. “What we’ve heard, he’s a really intelligent guy, he obviously has a lot of experience. #That usually expedites the learning curve for these guys.”



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