Lions Release Damon Harrison

Snacks’ tenure in Detroit has come to an end. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that the Lions are releasing defensive tackle Damon Harrison. The move will clear up more than $6MM in cap space.

The veteran was traded to Detroit midway through the 2018 season, and he actually became the first defensive lineman to appear in 17 games during an NFL regular season. He signed a one-year, $11MM extension with the organization last offseason, and the intent was that he’d remain in Detroit through the 2021 campaign.

Snacks finished the season having compiled 49 tackles and two sacks. However, the Lions disappointed, and the 31-year-old revealed after the season that he was considering retirement.

The 2012 undrafted free agent out of William Penn spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jets before inking a five-year deal with the Giants. He earned a first-team All-Pro nod in 2016.

The Lions defensive tackles corps could look a whole lot different next season. As ESPN’s Michael Rothstein tweetsA’Shawn Robinson and Mike Daniels could skip town, leading the reporter to wonder if Derrick Brown or Javon Kinlaw could make sense in the draft.

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    • HailRodgers12$

      He has talked about retirement. Sure he could have a change if heart and decide to play next season, but I suspect the Lions prefer to get their ducks in a row sooner than later.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Lions trying to get ducks in a row…Redwings trying to get pucks in a row. What a great sports town Detroit has become.

  1. rebuilding_det

    All four Pro teams are rebuilding. Which team makes a Playoff run first? I say Wings

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