Packers: Damon Harrison to make debut vs. Bears in Week 17

Damon Harrison (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Damon Harrison (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Damon Harrison will make his Packers debut in Week 17.

The Green Bay Packers‘ defense will get some more help on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

After being claimed off waivers earlier this week, defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison is ready to make his debut for the Packers in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

The team announced the inactives for Week 17, and Harrison’s name isn’t included. That means he’ll be out there for his Packers debut.

While we can likely expect Harrison’s role to be limited as he’s only just signed with the team, the former first-team All-Pro can make an immediate impact in the Packers defense. When he’s on the field, he’ll play an important role slowing down the Bears’ ground game with David Montgomery.

On Sunday, Green Bay will be without tight end Jace Sternberger, defensive tackle Kingsley Keke, and cornerback Josh Jackson.

The Bears are missing three important players in the secondary: cornerbacks Jaylon Johnson and Buster Skrine, as well as safety Deon Bush.

It all comes down to this for Matt LaFleur’s team. One more win will be enough to earn next week off and a ticket to the divisional round of the playoffs. It would also ensure that every game they play in the playoffs will be at Lambeau Field. They’d need just two more wins to reach the Super Bowl.

A loss would guarantee the Bears a wild-card berth, while the Packers’ playoff seed would be uncertain. They would still take the number one seed if the Seattle Seahawks were to lose to the San Francisco 49ers, but if results go against them, they could fall to as far as the number three seed.

Chicago enters this game on a three-game winning streak. It will be a tough test for Green Bay, but the reward of winning is clear.

It doesn’t get much bigger than this.