Harold signed with Buffalo in the offseason after he spent the past four seasons with Detroit and San Francisco, primarily playing at linebacker. The 24-year-old set a career mark in sacks last season with four, so he'd certainly be capable of handling an edge rush role. He's listed at just 243 pounds, so some bulk this offseason could certainly help the Virginia product if he wants to establish himself at the defensive end position.
Harold set a personal high with four sacks last season despite missing the first three games of his professional career. It's not clear if he'll operate as a defensive end or linebacker in Buffalo, but it's possible he could see time at both spots.
Detroit acquired Harold from San Francisco in the preseason and the 2015 third-rounder ultimately served as Devon Kennard's backup all season. Harold still managed to find his way to a career high in sacks, though he also logged a career low in tackles and will now become an become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
Harold logged two tackles, one sack and one pass breakup during Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Harold's fourth sack of the season set a new career high, and it came at a critical time for the Lions, considering it forced a critical three-and-out. However, the edge rusher is still seeing up-and-down playing time and, consequently, hasn't been a consistent producer in the tackle column, making it impossible to endorse Harold as a worthwhile IDP option.
Harold (shoulder) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Panthers.
Harold logged limited practices Wednesday and Thursday but managed to get in a full practice Friday. The Lions' linebacking corps will be at full strength Sunday, as Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) has also been cleared to play. Harold will likely resume his second-string role behind Devon Kennard.
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||14||8.0||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||37||23.0||14||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||34||26.0||8||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||1||8||1||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||1||19||1||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|