Damon “Snacks” Harrison was looking for more money and now he has it.
The Lions have given the defensive tackle a one-year extension worth $11 million, according to a report from ESPN. The deal also guarantees $12 million between this season and next.
Harrison signed a five-year, $46.25 million contract with the Lions before 2016. He had an out after the 2018 season, and the final two years go through 2020.
Now, his contract gives him guaranteed money over the next couple of seasons and a raise from the $9 million he was due to make in 2020.
Lions signed DT Damon “Snacks” Harrison to a 1-year, $11 million extension that now includes $12 million guaranteed between this and next year, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2019
Harrison, 30, held out at the beginning of camp hoping to get more money.
He will return to an underrated defensive line.
The Lions finished last season with the 10th ranked total defense in the NFL and also the 10th ranked rush defense.
Harrison came over to the Lions in a trade with the Giants in October and he instantly made an impact.
He finished with 81 tackles including nine for loss. Every one of his 3 1/2 sacks came in Detroit and seven of his eight quarterback hits did as well.