Lions agree to trade for Duron Harmon

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Lions head coach Matt Patricia will be welcoming another former Patriot to Detroit this offseason.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Lions have agreed to acquire safety Duron Harmon in a trade with the Patriots. There’s no word on the compensation that will head back to New England in the deal.

Harmon has spent the last seven seasons with the Patriots and has not missed a game since his rookie season. He made eight starts last season and recorded 22 tackles and two interceptions as New England won another AFC East title.

Harmon is the second ex-Patriots defender to head Detroit’s way on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Danny Shelton has agreed to a deal as a free agent that can become official once the new league year gets underway.

21 responses to “Lions agree to trade for Duron Harmon

  1. The thing about Duron is that he has an amazing ability to get “tip drill” type interceptions. I can’t even begin to count how many of them I’ve seen over the years.

    When the heck are we going to hear about the Patriots acquiring a player?

  2. Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia treat former Patriots like your college friends treated their high school friends when they wanted them to come party. They say “my buddy is going to come visit. We were so cool in high school.” Then that friend visits and gets obnoxiously drunk, pukes on your girlfriend, breaks your screen door falling through it, and gets the cops called to your apartment all while going 3-12-1.

  3. Harmon has been a great teammate according to many, but I’ve always thought he was the weak link in that D. Got lucky with the tips, but always seemed like he was playing zone when everyone else was playing man to man. Good luck in Detroit.

  4. If you can’t beat them, then pull them apart player by player. It took 20-years but the league has figured out how to beat the PATS.

  5. I do not believe Stafford will be traded, at least not this off-season. But if he does, I guarantee it will be to the Patriots. Quinn and are thoroughly incompetent.

  6. Easily the worst defensive starter, glad he’s going to Detroit. The Lions are a perfect team for him because they’re going no where for many years.

  7. Considering Patricia’s defense was awful when the Pats went to the Super Bowl, it only makes sense to add another player from his previous failures.

    The big question now is who will coach Detroit in 2021?

  8. but always seemed like he was playing zone when everyone else was playing man to man.
    That’s probably because that’s exactly how it is suppose to look when you are the single high “deep safety” that is backing up press man man coverage up front.

  9. they gave up almost nothing to get him. anyone know football around here or you’re all cooped up in the basement. there was real progress before Stafford went down as evidenced by the green bay game and then everyone saying they showed the blueprint for beating the chiefs. they led in almost every game despite having no backup qb. give it a rest. the same old lions would lose by 30 at least five times a year.

  10. I agree with many posters in that Harmon was clutch, but also a week link in the 2ndary. He had a good career here, wish him the best. He is 29 and in the last yr of his contract. It saves the Pats over 4 mil on the cap, which they need. Good move. Also good for MattyP trying to change the culture out there. Win-win

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