Detroit Lions sign Damon Harrison to one-year extension
The Detroit Lions have signed defensive lineman Damon Harrison to a one-year, $11 million contract extension, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Harrison’s deal now includes $12 million in guaranteed money between 2019 and 2020.
The Lions acquired Harrison in a trade with the New York Giants midway through this past season, sending a fifth-round draft pick to the Giants in exchange for his services.
In 10 games with the Lions in 2018, Harrison totaled 31 tackles and a forced fumble. Due to the fact that he also appeared in seven contests in New York, Harrison actually participated in 17 games overall this past year, registering 50 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
The 30-year-old, who played his collegiate football at William Penn, went undrafted but eventually landed with the New York Jets as a free agent in 2012. He played in just five games that season and did not log a statistic.
Harrison then took the field for all 16 games in 2013, recording 66 tackles and a sack. He followed that up by playing in all 16 contests again in 2014, posting 55 tackles.
The Lake Charles, La. native spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jets before signing with the New York Giants in March 2016. He would go on to have the best year of his career that ensuing season, tallying 86 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble on his way to earning a First-Team All-Pro selection.
Harrison has not missed a game since 2013.
Meanwhile, the Lions are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won just six games.