Lions extend Harrison through 2021
Friday, August 23, 2019

(ALLEN PARK) – The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to a one year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed but a source says that the deal is worth $11 million. The deal brings Harrison's guaranteed money to $12 million between the 2019 and 2020 seasons, according to Schefter. Harrison had been under contract through 2020, initially making $6.75 million in 2019 and $9 million in 2020. Now his deal runs through 2021, although it is still unclear how the money will break down between those three years. Harrison had been seeking a contract extension from the organization, which acquired him in a midseason trade last year with the New York Giants for a fifth-round pick. Harrison sat out all of the spring workouts, including mandatory minicamp, this offseason, at least in part over his contract status. The 30 year old Harrison was then placed on the non-football injury list to start training camp before starting to practice last week in Houston. Harrison is a key part of Detroit's defensive line as one of the top run-stoppers in the league. He has played in 102 games, starting 95 of them, including playing in 17 games last season. He has nine sacks and four forced fumbles in his career, but the 350 pound tackle is dominant against the run. A first-team All-Pro in 2016, Harrison went undrafted in 2012 out of William Penn in Iowa and then spent four years with the New York Jets and two and a half years with the Giants before being traded to Detroit.