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Wednesday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 5

The Seattle Seahawks are planning to add a veteran presence to their defensive line.

The team intends to sign defensive tackle Damon 'Snacks' Harrison to their practice squad, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports, per source. However, with the process for adding free agents currently in flux, the timeframe for the move is unclear at this point, according to Garafolo.

The Seahawks' defense currently ranks dead last in the NFL in total yards allowed per game (476.8). The team has especially struggled against the pass, allowing 401 yards per game, which also ranks 32nd, and its six total sacks through four games this season highlights the struggle.

Harrison, 31, has been a lingering free agent all offseason who brings a rare three-technique skillset. The eight-year veteran recorded 49 tackles, two sacks and three forced fumbles in 15 games for the Detroit Lions last season.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said star safety Jamal Adams, who's been sidelined since Week 3 with a groin injury, will not play Sunday night against the Vikings. Along with Adams, offensive lineman Duane Brown (knee), defensive back Lano Hill (back), cornerback Quinton Dunbar (knee) and linebackers K.J. Wright (illness) and Jordyn Brooks (knee) did not practice. Running back Chris Carson (knee) was limited.

Here is other injury and roster news we're tracking on Wednesday:

  • Minnesota Viking linebacker Eric Kendricks did not practice on Wednesday due to a foot injury, while wide receiver Adam Thielen was limited with a shoulder injury.
  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who's battling a hamstring injury, is not practicing Wednesday, per Garafolo.
  • The Cleveland Browns have designated tight end David Njoku for return from injured reserve and signed wideout Taywan Taylor to the active roster from the practice squad. Njoku suffered a knee injury during the season opener at Baltimore. He is eligible to return to practice and the team has three weeks to activate him from injured reserve.
  • Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay, who's been sidelined by turf toe since Week 1, was a full participant in practice Wednesday. Quarterback Drew Lock (shoulder) was limited, and defensive tackle Mike Purcell (knee), linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep), tight end Noah Fant (ankle), wide receiver KJ Hamler (hamstring) did not practice. In regard to Lock, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he plans to decide who will start at QB versus the Patriots in the coming days.
  • Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said safety Budda Baker will play Sunday against the Jets, while safeties Jalen Thompson and Chris Banjo remain day to day. Baker missed Week 4 after having thumb surgery.
  • Philadelphia Eagles wideouts Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) will practice for this week, coach Doug Pederson told reporters. Pederson would not commit yet to whether either will play Sunday. Both players were limited Wednesday, as were center Jason Kelce (hip) and safety Marcus Epps (rib). Offensive tackle Lane Johnson (ankle), cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) and safety Rodney McLeod (hamstring) were out.
  • The New York Jets designated running back Le'Veon Bell, linebacker Blake Cashman, wide receiver Vyncint Smith and defensive end Jabari Zuniga to return to practice.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback C.J. Henderson (shoulder), defensive end Josh Allen (knee), linebacker Myles Jack (ankle) and offensive lineman Cam Robinson (knee) did not practice. Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) was a limited participant.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) and running back LeSean McCoy (ankle) have been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Bears. Running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is doubtful. Wide receivers Mike Evans (ankle) and Scott Miller (hip/groin), who didn't practice Tuesday, are probable.
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is returning to practice Wednesday in a limited capacity after missing the last two weeks with an ankle injury.
  • Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown, offensive tackle Cameron Erving and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch were cleared to resume practicing.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers Diontae Johnson (toe) & JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) did not practice.
  • Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Isaiah Coulter has been cleared to resume practicing. Tight end Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil Tunsil (shoulder) and linebacker Benardrick McKinney (shoulder) were limited.
  • Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (knee/hamstring), tight end Darren Waller (knee) and offensive tackle Trent Brown(calf) were limited in practice. Wide receiver Bryan Edwards (foot/ankle) and defensive tackle Maliek Collins (shoulder/illness) were out.
  • Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (groin) was a limited practice participant.
  • The New England Patriots did not practice on Wednesday, but in their projected injury report, they listed the following players as limited: defensive lineman Adam Butler (shoulder), wide receiver Julian Edelman (knee), guard Shaq Mason and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn with calf injuries.

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