Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants are trading star defensive tackle Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions.
More deals: Now the Giants are trading DT Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions for a fifth-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2018
Schefter is also reporting that the Giants are receiving just a fifth-round pick in compensation for Harrison
Harrison was one of three big defensive free agent signings made in 2016 by Jerry Reese, along with Olivier Vernon and Janoris Jenkins. The trio helped revitalize a bad Giants’ defense and carry the team to their first playoff appearance since 2011.
This is the second trade of a player considered a core piece of the defense in less than 24 hours, with Eli Apple having been dealt to the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday.
It seems unlikely now that this is the last of the deals to be made before the trade deadline.
- Stay with Big Blue View as more news and details come to light.