Quick update on Detroit Lions unsigned free agents

Damon Harrison, Detroit Lions (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
Damon Harrison, Detroit Lions (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images) /

Before the Detroit Lions start training camp, we take a quick recap on how a few of their unsigned free agents currently stand.

The Detroit Lions will begin training camp on July 28th and most of the team’s free agents have either found new homes or re-signed in Motown.

However, there are three notable players who have yet to sign with a team despite the start of the season looming. Here is a quick update on each of them.

1. Damon “Snacks” Harrison, DT

Initially,  defensive tackle Damon Harrison hinted at a potential retirement at the end of last season. Instead, general manager Bob Quinn decided to release him before a decision was made. It was later revealed that Harrison asked the team for a release.

Despite making it known on Twitter that he hasn’t “locked in a choice”, he remains unsigned. When Harrison was traded to Detroit, he had one of the better seasons of his career. Unfortunately, his game wasn’t up to par a year later.

If Harrison wishes to continue playing, expect him to be signed eventually. Either due to injury or a certain team’s inability to stop the run.

2. Mike Daniels, DT

Unlike Snacks Harrison, defensive tackle Mike Daniels has stated that he would love to play in Detroit this season. According to his own social media, Daniels has been putting in some serious work.

Questions around Daniels health is a big part of the reason he hasn’t been signed to a team yet. After missing multiple games in Detroit last season, not many know where he’s at currently with his game.

Although, it would be a smart to bring him back on another one-year deal. Especially with rookies John Penisini and Jashon Cornell joining the team.

3. Tavon Wilson , S

Safety Tavon Wilson signed with the Detroit Lions in 2016 when Bob Quinn was initially hired as GM of the team. He’s filled a nice role on special teams and in three-safety sets. Wilson has also stepped in place of injured players.

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Wilson did his job well and we should all be grateful for his time in Detroit, but if he were brought back, he’d be on the roster bubble. The Lions traded for safety Duron Harmon this off-season, along with second-year safety Will Harris, their starters look to be set.

I don’t see a reason to bring him back. Of course, I wish him the best of luck in his next chapter.