Lions DT Damon Harrison (knee) out vs. Bears
The Detroit Lions will be without their top run-stuffer in their Thanksgiving day bout with the Chicago Bears. The team announced that Damon Harrison, otherwise known as “Snacks,” is officially out for tilt with a knee injury.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 28, 2019
Joining Harrison as inactives is quarterback Matthew Stafford (back), cornerback Michael Jackson, cornerback Rashaan Melvin (ribs), cornerback Jamal Agnew, guard Beau Bencschawel and offensive lineman Oday Aboushi.
The Lions will also be without wide receiver Marvin Hall, who they placed on the injured reserve on Wednesday with a foot injury. Quarterback Jeff Driskel, who was questionable with a concussion, will not start. Instead, it will be rookie David Blough.
Harrison, 30, is considered to be the Lions’ best run-stuffer as well as one of the NFL’s elite few nose tackles. He overcame a knee injury to play in Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins. However, while doing so, he picked up a knee injury on the way.
In 11 games played throughout 2019, Harrison has tallied 33 combined tackles, two quarterback hits, two tackles for loss and a pair of sacks.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 28, 2019
On the other side of the ball, the Bears will be without wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion), defensive back Sherrick McManus (groin), inside linebacker Danny Trevethan (elbow), offensive tackle Bobby Massie (ankle), defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson, tight end Ben Braunecker (concussion) and tight end Adam Shaheen (foot).
The Lions, one of the NFL’s most injury-riddled squads, will hope to survive their turkey day tradition without any more debilitating ailments. Picking up a win to improve to 4-7-1 would just be a bonus.