Lions commit to win-now mode with trade for Damon Harrison
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DETROIT — One of the biggest criticisms of Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn during the past two offseasons was his inability to adequately address the team’s issues along the defensive line. The Lions struggled to get to the quarterback. Stopping the run was an adventure.
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And Quinn did little to improve it. Until Wednesday.
In trading a fifth-round pick to the Giants for Damon “Snacks” Harrison, Quinn not only shored up Detroit’s defensive line with one of the best run-stoppers in the league, he also proved that the Lions believe they have a window to win. Now.
Harrison, who turns 30 in November, is a dominating presence in the middle of Detroit’s defense. At 355 pounds, he’s the big, space-eating nose tackle the Lions just haven’t had. They hoped Sylvester Williams could be that player, but he hasn’t reached the level of Harrison, a 2016 first-team All-Pro who can force double teams to take place in the middle. It could