Seattle Seahawks place TE Greg Olsen on IR; NT 'Snacks' Harrison signed to active roster

The Seattle Seahawks placed tight end Greg Olsen on Injured Reserve and signed nose tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the active roster, the team announced Monday.

The move to IR was expected for the 35-year-old Olsen, who suffered what coach Pete Carroll described as a plantar fascia tear in his foot in last Thursday’s win over the Cardinals. It was a non-contact injury sustained in the fourth quarter of the game.

Carroll told reporters last Friday that Olsen could be looking at a four- to six-week recovery, which would make a return at the end of the regular season possible. A decorated player with the Panthers before signing with the Seahawks as a free agent this offseason, Olsen leads Seattle tight ends this season with 23 catches for 224 yards.

 

Olsen has to miss a minimum of three games on IR.

“I refuse to allow this to be my final moment,” Olsen said in a tweet. “I will find a way to finish on my feet.”

Taking Olsen’s place on the 53 is Harrison, who’s appeared in the last two games for the Seahawks as a practice-squad elevation. The 2016 first-team All-Pro signed with Seattle’s practice squad in October and made his long-awaited debut in Week 10 against the Rams after working his way into playing shape. He gives the Seahawks run-stuffing depth with reserve Bryan Mone currently on Injured Reserve.

The Seahawks on Monday also placed running back Bo Scarbrough and tight end/defensive end Stephen Sullivan, both of whom are on the practice squad, on Injured Reserve. Scarbrough had six carries for 31 yards as a practice-squad elevation in Thursday’s win over Arizona before suffering a hamstring injury in the second half.

Seattle signed center Brad Lundblade and re-signed defensive back DeMarkus Acy to take Scarbrough and Sullivan’s spots on the practice squad. Lundblade, who went undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2018, was with the Seahawks briefly in the spring of ‘18. Acy was with Seattle earlier this season.

 
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