Lions’ Damon Harrison To Skip Camp

The Lions will be without two of their best defenders for this week’s mandatory minicamp. Defensive tackle Damon Harrison has decided to stay home, according to Adam Schefter of This comes on the heels of cornerback Darius Slay taking a similar stand

Both Harrison and Slay abstained from voluntary offseason workouts throughout this spring, but this is a sign that they are serious about getting contract adjustments. Snacks, like Slay, could be fined roughly $89K for skipping the minicamp.

Harrison has two years to go on the four-year extension he inked with the Giants in 2016. He’s slated to make $6.75MM in base pay this year before collecting $9MM in 2020. Ultimately, it will come down to a game of chicken – Harrison has already coughed up most of his $250K bonus by skipping voluntary practices, and the fines will only get steeper from here.

Interestingly, Harrison played in 17 games last season since he was traded before the Giants had their bye week but after the Lions already had their’s. A 2016 first-team All-Pro, Harrison had 81 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2018.

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8 comments on “Lions’ Damon Harrison To Skip Camp

  1. Matthew Heywood

    Sounds like the lions are in a state of chaos that doesn’t bode well for the season. Add in Stafford’s wife having brain surgery I can see a very long bad year for the lions

  2. jorge78

    These players always conveniently forget to prorate the upfront bonus they received. They are making more than their base rate.

    • troll_smasher

      Glad you’re the only one the figure out and NOT agents or financial advisors. Guess they need your guidance instead of the people they pay.

    • Matthew Heywood

      Just like the teams forget the years on a contract and can and do cut them at anytime right?

  3. Ironman_4life

    Nothing says I’m a team player more than skipping team activities.

    • crosseyedlemon

      And if you suffer a career ending injury proving your a “team player” just how many teammates are going to take care of your family now that you no longer have an income?

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