The new league year for the NFL kicks in on March 18. In the month before then, NFL teams will have major decisions to make regarding players on their current roster.
Last week, the Washington Redskins made headlines by cutting four players. Other teams from around the league followed suit, cutting ties with players before their contracts become guaranteed.
On Thursday night, another NFC team decided it was time to part with one of its players. The Detroit Lions released defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison, according to a report from ESPN’s insider Adam Schefter.
The Lions shipped a fifth-round pick to the New York Giants in 2018 for Harrison. He immediately made an impact on Detroit’s play against the run, turning the Lions into a top-10 unit.
Lions are releasing DT Damon “Snacks” Harrison, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 21, 2020
At the time the trade like a steal, but just over a year later, Harrison reportedly contemplated retirement during the 2019 season.
After battling numerous injuries, it looks like Harrison’s time in the NFL could be coming to an end.
He burst onto the scene with the Giants in 2016, earning All-Pro honors. It was a great story from the previously undrafted player from a small school.
We’ll have to wait and see if he decides to walk away from the game for good.