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Report: Lions, Damon Harrison reach contract agreement

The extension would add another year to Harrison’s contract while also increasing his guaranteed money.

Detroit Lions Training Camp Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

With the start of the regular season less than three weeks away, the Detroit Lions were able to accomplish one of their key tasks of the offseason on Wednesday. Per Adam Schefter, the team reached an agreement with defensive tackle Damon Harrison Sr., increasing his guaranteed money to $12 million while tacking on another year.

Harrison voiced his displeasure with his contract situation earlier this offseason by skipping Organized Team Activities and minicamp, so coming to an agreement was clearly a priority for him this summer. While he returned to practice for official training camp, Snacks has yet to appear in a preseason game.

The Lions run defense was significantly improved after acquiring Harrison before the 2018 trade deadline, and his presence gives the team a strong argument for one of the top defensive lines in the league. This contract extension should keep him in Detroit for at least a few more seasons.