GREEN BAY, Wis. — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon”Snacks” Harrison became the eighth player since 1931 to play in 17 matches at an NFL regular season.
Harrison was able to make this happen by being traded by the nyc Giants to Detroit at October — until the Giants’ bye week and after that the Lions had their bye.
He became the second player to launch 16 of those 17 games in the regular season, joining linebacker Will Witherspoon, who played both Philadelphia and the then-St. Louis Rams at ’09. The only real game Harrison didn’t start came in Week 8 against Seattle — after he was traded to the Lions — where he played however, didn’t start against the Seahawks.
Harrison, though, cared little about the effort.
“nothing at all,” Harrison told ESPN earlier this week. “I have not really given it much thought whatsoever besides the times you guys brought it up to me.”
He also said he doesn’t think that it’ll be something he will return later with fondness. He explained it may be a bigger deal for his loved ones, however, perhaps maybe not for him personally because it doesn’t arrive with an award or even a pay or added value.
“never,” Harrison explained. “Don’t see why I would.”
Harrison also became the first lineman to accomplish the feat.
While Harrison did play Sunday, broad receiver Kenny Golladay — that the team’s top pass catcher at 2018 — was declared inactive for its season finale.