NFC North Notes: Lions, Harrison, Vikings

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In February, the the Lions released Damon harrison with two years before his contract. Long before that, Harrison said he was looking for a way out of Detroit.

I entered [2019 training] the camp is in good shape, but during the first three weeks of the camp, I think I got a little in shape because I did nothingHarrison told Chris Long in a recent podcast (transcribed via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press). ” It was a time when, to be honest with you, we were trying to facilitate a trade. I was determined to get out of there. “

In fact, Snacks says he knew the Lions were in bad shape as soon as he arrived via trade with the Giants. Harrison excelled as a racing bead for both New York teams, but he didn’t think he could thrive in Matt PatriciaThe defense of.

To be completely honest with you, I didn’t want to go to Detroit because of some things that I have heard from some guys in the past and some who were thereSaid Harrison. ” So when I got the call … I didn’t answer the phone for a few hours. [Lions GM] Bob quinn called me and I didn’t pick up the phone because I was trying to find a way out. “

Now Harrison is free to find the team that suits him best. Still on the market, Snacks will likely conclude an agreement sometime after the project.

Here’s more from NFC North:

  • the Vikings have no reason not to write a quarterback with one of their top five picks, opp Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. And, if Alabama Tua Tagovailoa somehow it comes back to 22nd, she said, it would be “unreasonable to pass it on.” The extended Vikings Kirk Cousins throughout the 2022 season and the rest of their movements indicate that they have a longer view of things. With that in mind, she thinks the Vikings should at least invest a choice of day 2 in the position.
  • Details are on Darryl Roberts“New deal with the the Lions. Ex-Jet CB to earn $ 2 million on one-year pact, including $ 1 million guarantee (Twitter link via Rich Cimini from ESPN.com). Before his release, he was to earn $ 6 million from Gang Green.
  • In the past two years, the former Vikings the head coach Brad Childress jumped in and out of retirement. But this time, the 63-year-old man tells Chris Tomasson of Pioneer Press that he has retired for good. ” People say, “Is he really retired? Is he really, really retired?Said Childress. ” Yeah. Last year was my last year. I just felt like it was time to move on. It’s time. I’m putting my toe in the water to retire and soon you have to get started. It’s more about spending time with my family and my grandchildren and that sort of thing. ”



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