Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Damon Harrison leaves Jets for cross-stadium Giants

The New York Jets lost a big piece to their defensive line Wednesday--literally and figuratively.

Interior lineman Damon Harrison, perhaps one of the best and most underrated nose tackles in the NFL, hit the free market Wednesday and was scooped up by the New York Giants.

Per Jordan Raanan of
Harrison (6-4, 350) has spent the first four years of his career with the Jets and is known as a dominant interior lineman. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 1 ranked run defender this past season with a 97.3 grade. The 27-year-old lineman was an undrafted free agent out of William Penn in 2012. He's grown into one of the Jets top defensive players.
According to multiple reports, the Giants are paying him $46.5 million over five years, with $24 million guaranteed. The Jets had other more pressing needs and couldn't afford it, as much as they'd like him around.