Report: Damon Harrison to skip minicamp in search of new contract
The Detroit Lions have multiple players who are not planning to attend mandatory minicamp as they seek new contracts before the start of the season, and Damon Harrison is one of them.
Lions minicamp begins on Tuesday, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Harrison is not expected to be present.
DT Damon Harrison will not be attending Lions mandatory minicamp, per source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 4, 2019
Harrison shares an agent with cornerback Darius Slay, who said Monday that he will not attend minicamp. Harrison has just $8 million in guaranteed money remaining over the final two years of his contract, and he likely wants to be paid like one of the top run-stopping defensive tackles in football. Slay signed a four-year, $48.15 million contract extension with the Lions three years ago. He’s owed $12.5 million in base salary for 2019 and $10 million for 2020.
We already saw Harrison rip fans for harassing him about his contract situation, but that apparently has not deterred him. The 30-year-old believes he has played at a high enough level to earn more financial security.