Harrison (shoulder) carries the questionable tag for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers.
Harrison has made a big difference for the Lions' defense, recording 20 tackles (18 solo) over three games. The former Giant practiced in a limited capacity each day this week. The Lions will likely need Harrison on Sunday, as fellow defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) has been ruled out, leaving Ricky Jean Francois as the only healthy defensive tackle.
Harrison recorded seven tackles, including two TFLs and one sack, during Sunday's 28-14 loss to Seattle.
The Lions -- who bled 5.1 yards per carry to opposing running backs entering Sunday -- needed immediate help with stopping the run prior to trading for Harrison last week. If this performance is a sign of things to come, Detroit got exactly what they needed in the former Giant. Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions allowed just 3.3 YPC when Harrison was on the field compared to a 5.6 figure when he was on the sidelines. It's too bad the Lions can't realistically deploy the 355-pound wrecking ball on every possible down, but the 2016 first-team All-Pro nonetheless seems poised to significantly help this team shore up it's run defense down the stretch.
Harrison becomes the second starting defensive player to be traded away by the Giants in the last two days, as cornerback Eli Apple followed the nose tackle out the door Tuesday when he was shipped to New Orleans. One of the more disruptive interior linemen against the run since entering the league in 2012, Harrison should provide an immediate upgrade to the Lions' tackle rotation of Sylvester Williams, Ricky Jean Francois and A'Shawn Robinson. The 29-year-old should be available to play a healthy amount of snaps right away in the Lions' Week 8 matchup with the Seahawks.
Harrison (undisclosed) is expected to return to practice Saturday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Harrison has been sidelined for the last several practices due to an undisclosed injury. The injury does not appear to be serious given the Giants willingness to throw him back onto the field this quickly. Harrison ranks as one of the league's best interior defensive linemen and figures to be a catalyst for the Giants defensive front again in 2018.
Harrison sat out Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Harrison doesn't appear to be suffering from anything serious, and head coach Pat Shurmur said the team was just trying to ease him into things. He's expected to return to practice in the coming days.
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|15||12/16/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|2012||New York Jets||5||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||16||66||36.0||30||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2014||New York Jets||16||55||30.0||25||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||16||72||39.0||33||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||86||55.0||31||2.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||New York Giants||16||76||51.0||25||1.5||1||9||9.0||9||0||3|
|2018||New York Giants||7||31||15.0||16||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New York Jets||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Giants||7||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|