Heading into training camp, one of the biggest questions for the Detroit Lions was whether or not Damon Harrison and/or Darius Slay would get the contract extension they desired.
As we know now, Harrison was given a 1-year extension, meaning he is now locked up through the 2021 season.
On Thursday, Lions’ GM Bob Quinn talked about why he felt it was important to reach a deal with Harrison.
From Detroit Lions:
“Damon is a great player and it was something we talked about all offseason,” he said. “We felt like it was a situation where we wanted to do that to solidify our defensive front and have him here for a couple more years.
“I thought looking back at that trade it was a great trade for us. He wasn’t completely happy with the contract he signed in New York a couple years ago, so we had some conversations and we found a middle ground. It was good.”
But what about Darius Slay? Will he end up getting an extension as Harrison did?
From Detroit Free Press:
Quinn declined to say whether Slay still could get an extension this summer.
Asked what it was about Harrison’s situation that allowed the Lions to strike a deal while Slay has had to wait, Quinn said, “Every contract negotiation is different. It’s a different player, it’s a different position, it’s just a different scenario. They’re all different.”
Nation, do you think Slay will ultimately get his extension?