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Report: Damon Harrison to skip Detroit Lions mandatory minicamp

The Lions will be missing another key defensive piece during their three-day mandatory minicamp.

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The Detroit Lions will open up mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, and it appears they’ll be without two of their best defensive players. We already know that Darius Slay plans on skipping the three-day stretch of practices, but according to Pro Football Talk, nose tackle Damon Harrison Sr. will also not be attending minicamp.

Harrison, like Slay, is seeking a new contract with the Lions. And like the All-Pro cornerback, Harrison still has two years remaining on his deal.

Harrison skipped out on Organized Team Activities and other team offseason workout programs, but general manager Bob Quinn told the media that those absences—at least the pre-OTA sessions—were not contract related.

By skipping minicamp, Harrison could now be facing fines for missing the mandatory practices. The Lions’ defensive tackle has already essentially forfeited his potential $250,000 workout bonus by missing out on earlier practices and offseason programs.

On Sunday, Harrison promised that major news was coming. It appears that news isn’t necessarily contract related.