The Giants fire sale continues, and just like the first domino to fall, this comes on the defensive side of the ball.
According to multiple sources, the Giants have traded Damon "Snacks" Harrison to the Detroit Lions for a fifth-round pick.
More deals: Now the Giants are trading DT Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions for a fifth-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2018
Harrison was brought in by the Giants in 2016 from the Jets and was a first-team All Pro selection that year. He was signed to a five-year, $46.25 million deal and has been a productive player for the Giants in the middle of their defense.
Despite that, Snacks was deemed expendable with the Giants sitting at 1-6 on the season, as will many players for the Giants. Cornerback Eli Apple was traded to the Saints a day earlier, and the Giants will likely try to deal more assets as they look to stockpile draft picks and remake this roster.
#Giants have now traded away Eli Apple and Damon Harrison in the last 20 hours. Janoris Jenkins is another big name to watch in the coming days.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 24, 2018
The Lions, meanwhile, have won two straight and are now 3-3. They must feel they're in position to make a playoff run in a deep NFC North division. Snacks will certainly help solidify the middle of their defense, and the fact that they only had to give up a fifth rounder to him made the deal an easy decision.
In trading for Damon Harrison, the Lions have added the NFL's leader in defensive stops on the defensive interior in each of the past three seasons. pic.twitter.com/Oq3a8t0VpV— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) October 24, 2018
Now we'll see if Snacks can keep eating in Detroit.