Jets defensive tackle Damon Harrison is set to officially hit the market a little bit later today. According to the New York Daily News, the Giants plan to make a run at him to improve their defensive line.
According to a source, Big Blue is interested in signing Jets free agent defensive tackle Damon (Snacks) Harrison.
But the Giants’ pursuit of Harrison is a sign they’re interested in more than simply improving on last year’s paltry 23 quarterback sacks. Harrison won’t address the club’s ineffective pass rush (he has just 1.5 career sacks), but the 350-pounder would be an instant upgrade to a run defense that ranked 24th in the league last season.
As is always the case when the Jets and Giants pursue each other's free agents, the Giants have one advantage that no team other than the Jets can offer. Harrison would not need to move if he signed with them.
He can definitely be a big help to some team hoping to improve its run defense. The question is how much money are teams willing to pay for a player who only plays half the snaps on defense.