Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Giants steal Damon Harrison from Jets

A day after missing out on Charles Johnson and Mario Williams, and having to re-sign Jason Pierre-Paul, the Giants finally made a positive splash as free agency kicked off on Wednesday, and did so while spiting their neighbors the New York Jets.

 Big Blue agreed to a multi-year deal with former Jet defensive tackle Damon Harrison. The deal covers five years and $46.25 million with $24 million guaranteed and $30 million over the first three years. 

This deal comes off the heels of the Giants overpaying corner Janoris Jenkins $62 million to leave the Rams. 

Nabbing Harrison is a huge plus for the Giants, who desperately needed some beef up front. Harrison was front and center in the middle of the Jets defense the past three seasons, providing a solid running stopping defender, and paving the way for the Jets edge rushers to get to the quarterback. Last season, Harrison had 72 tackles and a half sack for the Jets. While he isn't a sack machine, his 350 lb frame will be a welcome addition to the defense. 

The Giants are also rumored to be interested in former Dolphin, Olivier Vernon. If the Giants get Vernon they will have a legit edge pass rusher to add to the mix as well. 

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