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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

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Former Lions player Damon Harrison says he was 'hell-bent' to get out of Detroit
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Former Lions defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison says he didn't want to play in Detroit and was "hell-bent on getting out" of the Motor City.

The Lions traded for Harrison on Oct. 25, 2018, sending a fifth-round pick to the New York Giants.

"I was a bit angry," Harrison said of the trade during an appearance on the Green Light podcast, hosted by former NFL player Chris Long.

That season, Harrison was graded by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 interior defender in the NFL, with the best run-stop percentage in the league (16%).

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"To be completely honest with you, I didn't want to go to Detroit because of some things that I heard from some guys in the past and some guys who were there," Harrison said. "So when I got the call that that's where I was traded, I didn't answer the phone for a couple hours. [Lions general manager] Bob Quinn was calling me and I didn't pick up the phone because I was trying to figure out a way to get out of it."

After sitting out all of the spring workouts last year, Harrison, one of the top run-stoppers in the league, was placed on the non-football injury list before signing an extension, which converted much of his base salary into a $7.5 million signing bonus.

"I wasn't prepared for the season mentally," Harrison said.

"I came into camp in shape, but during the first three weeks of camp I think I kind of worked myself out of shape because I wasn't doing anything," Harrison said. "That was a time where, to be honest with you, we were trying to facilitate a trade. I was hell-bent on getting out of there."

By the end of the 2019 season, Harrison told reporters he was contemplating retirement after he played through a multitude of injuries and "wasn't able to ever get back to the form I'm used to."

Harrison, who turned 31 in November, finished last season with a career-low 49 tackles.

The veteran defensive lineman is a free agent after being released by the Lions in what he called "a mutual agreement" on Feb. 25. He had two years remaining on his deal after signing the $11 million extension in August.

"It's nothing against the people of Detroit, the city or anything like that," the eight-year veteran said. "I'll forever love the city of Detroit, but I just had to go try to put myself into a situation where I saw myself there for two or three years to end my career, and I just didn't see myself in Detroit for that long."
I hope not since he is not loyal
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

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RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:20 pm
VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:28 pm
MICHAEL PIERCE
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Citing respiratory issues, Vikings NT Michael Pierce has joined the growing list of players opting out of the 2020 NFL season.
Pierce, who signed a three-year, $27 million contract with Minnesota in March, has asthma and has had pneumonia in the past three years. “If I caught (the coronavirus), I probably would be in some real trouble,” Pierce told the Pioneer Press. He'll be eligible for the $350,000 stipend for players who opt out due to health reasons.

SOURCE: Pioneer Press
Jul 28, 2020, 1:12 PM ET

I believe this is a wise decision by him, but devastating to the Vikings Defense. We have nobody capable of replacing him. :hitfan:
That really sucks but it is a good decision since his health is more important than football
Absolutely. With his health condition being respiratory and COVID being a respiratory illness it would have been horrible him choosing to play.
My concern is that Pierce has battled weight problems and sitting out a year with not much to do but eat and drink he could come back next season 50 pounds overweight easy.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:39 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:24 pm
VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Pierce Replacement?


Former Lions player Damon Harrison says he was 'hell-bent' to get out of Detroit
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Michael Rothstein looks back on Damon Harrison's time with the Lions and examines the state of the team's defensive line heading into the draft. (1:20)

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Former Lions defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison says he didn't want to play in Detroit and was "hell-bent on getting out" of the Motor City.

The Lions traded for Harrison on Oct. 25, 2018, sending a fifth-round pick to the New York Giants.

"I was a bit angry," Harrison said of the trade during an appearance on the Green Light podcast, hosted by former NFL player Chris Long.

That season, Harrison was graded by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 interior defender in the NFL, with the best run-stop percentage in the league (16%).

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"To be completely honest with you, I didn't want to go to Detroit because of some things that I heard from some guys in the past and some guys who were there," Harrison said. "So when I got the call that that's where I was traded, I didn't answer the phone for a couple hours. [Lions general manager] Bob Quinn was calling me and I didn't pick up the phone because I was trying to figure out a way to get out of it."

After sitting out all of the spring workouts last year, Harrison, one of the top run-stoppers in the league, was placed on the non-football injury list before signing an extension, which converted much of his base salary into a $7.5 million signing bonus.

"I wasn't prepared for the season mentally," Harrison said.

"I came into camp in shape, but during the first three weeks of camp I think I kind of worked myself out of shape because I wasn't doing anything," Harrison said. "That was a time where, to be honest with you, we were trying to facilitate a trade. I was hell-bent on getting out of there."

By the end of the 2019 season, Harrison told reporters he was contemplating retirement after he played through a multitude of injuries and "wasn't able to ever get back to the form I'm used to."

Harrison, who turned 31 in November, finished last season with a career-low 49 tackles.

The veteran defensive lineman is a free agent after being released by the Lions in what he called "a mutual agreement" on Feb. 25. He had two years remaining on his deal after signing the $11 million extension in August.

"It's nothing against the people of Detroit, the city or anything like that," the eight-year veteran said. "I'll forever love the city of Detroit, but I just had to go try to put myself into a situation where I saw myself there for two or three years to end my career, and I just didn't see myself in Detroit for that long."
I hope not since he is not loyal
What loyalty did he owe Detroit. He was traded there against his will. If the Vikings make him a good offer he will owe us some loyalty.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:56 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:39 pm
RandyMoss84 wrote:
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I hope not since he is not loyal
What loyalty did he owe Detroit. He was traded there against his will. If the Vikings make him a good offer he will owe us some loyalty.
I hope he will sign somewhere else so we do not have to talk about him anymore, let’s see what Jaleel Johnson can do
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:00 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:56 pm
VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:39 pm

What loyalty did he owe Detroit. He was traded there against his will. If the Vikings make him a good offer he will owe us some loyalty.
I hope he will sign somewhere else so we do not have to talk about him anymore, let’s see what Jaleel Johnson can do
Jaleel Johnson has proven that he has a great skill at inhaling............
Give me Snacks.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by S197 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:40 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:28 pm
MICHAEL PIERCE
DL, MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Citing respiratory issues, Vikings NT Michael Pierce has joined the growing list of players opting out of the 2020 NFL season.
Pierce, who signed a three-year, $27 million contract with Minnesota in March, has asthma and has had pneumonia in the past three years. “If I caught (the coronavirus), I probably would be in some real trouble,” Pierce told the Pioneer Press. He'll be eligible for the $350,000 stipend for players who opt out due to health reasons.

SOURCE: Pioneer Press
Jul 28, 2020, 1:12 PM ET

I believe this is a wise decision by him, but devastating to the Vikings Defense. We have nobody capable of replacing him. :hitfan:
I think this is the tip of the iceberg. The list of players opting out is growing. There's like 6 Patriots now. Guys like Russel Wilson and Wentz just had kids. Heck, even Cousins and Thielen have young kids. This could very easily snowball.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:41 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:00 pm
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:56 pm


I hope he will sign somewhere else so we do not have to talk about him anymore, let’s see what Jaleel Johnson can do
Jaleel Johnson has proven that he has a great skill at inhaling............
Give me Snacks.
James Lynch or Armon Watts can replace him if Jaleel does not work out
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by Maelstrom88 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:57 pm

This will be a great year for players who feel they have never had enough playing time to prove themselves. Sucks to lose him but it's his health and his choice to make.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by PacificNorseWest » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:12 pm

Sign Clowney
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:35 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Sign Clowney
Clowney wants $30 million a year, Vikings can not afford him so it is not going to happen and I am glad because Clowney is overrated
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:34 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:41 pm
VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Jaleel Johnson has proven that he has a great skill at inhaling............
Give me Snacks.
James Lynch or Armon Watts can replace him if Jaleel does not work out
Lynch way to small to play the run stuffer inside. Watts also too small.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:35 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:35 pm
PacificNorseWest wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Sign Clowney
Clowney wants $30 million a year, Vikings can not afford him so it is not going to happen and I am glad because Clowney is overrated
Clowney was never asking $30 million. He was possibly hoping for $20 Million but would have settled for $16 Million. He will probably have to settle for $12 million now poor guy. :rofl:
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:52 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:35 pm
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:35 pm


Clowney wants $30 million a year, Vikings can not afford him so it is not going to happen and I am glad because Clowney is overrated
Clowney was never asking $30 million. He was possibly hoping for $20 Million but would have settled for $16 Million. He will probably have to settle for $12 million now poor guy. :rofl:
I guess I got the wrong amount
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:52 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:34 pm
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:41 pm


James Lynch or Armon Watts can replace him if Jaleel does not work out
Lynch way to small to play the run stuffer inside. Watts also too small.
Jaleel it is then
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:39 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:35 pm
PacificNorseWest wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Sign Clowney
Clowney wants $30 million a year, Vikings can not afford him so it is not going to happen and I am glad because Clowney is overrated
Agreed Clowney is way overrated. I'd rather sign Griffen back any day of the week
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