NY Jets nose tackle Damon Harrison has signed his one year tender offer and will return to the Jets in 2015. This is an unsurprising development . As a restricted free agent Harrison was given a second round tender by the Jets, meaning any other team signing him would have had to give up a second round draft pick to the Jets. While Harrison is a nice player at nose tackle, it was always a long shot that another team would give up a second round pick for the right to sign him. The deadline for another team to sign Harrison passed last Friday, meaning at this point Harrison would either play for the Jets under the terms of the tender in 2015 or he would sit out the season.
In any event, Harrison remains a Jet, and the Sons remain intact, at least for 2015. Originally signed by the Jets in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of tiny William Penn, Harrison worked his way up the depth chart and stepped in as starting nose tackle in 2013 after Sione Pouha was released and Kenrick Ellis was injured. He has started every game since. Harrison will make approximately $2.36 million in 2015, and will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.
Harrison is one of the better undrafted free agents ever to play for the Jets. It's nice to have him back. Welcome back Snacks.