A day after shipping Eli Apple to the Saints, the Giants continued their defensive firesale by trading defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the Lions, NFL Media reported.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 24, 2018
According to the report, New York will receive a fifth-round pick in 2019.
Harrison seemingly confirmed the news when he bid farewell to New York later Wednesday on Twitter.
Much love to my teammates, the amazing staffs, coaches, and all the fans. This is my second home because of you…✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/4VUAjkIHlu
— Damon Harrison Sr. (@snacks) October 24, 2018
Harrison, 29, went undrafted in 2012, was named first-team All-Pro in 2016 and has a reputation as one of the best run-stuffing lineman in the league.
The move is representative of how these two teams are trending in 2019. The Giants are 1-6 and destined for another top-five pick in the draft, while the Lions have won back-to-back games to move to 3-3 and creep into the conversation atop a disappointing NFC North.
The NFL trade deadline is Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. ET.