Damon Harrison will be moving on from the Jets but he won't actually have to move from his house. Harrison gets to stay in New Jersey as he has agreed to a deal with the Giants.
Once the Jets placed the franchise tag on Muhammad Wilkerson it became a certainty that they wouldn't be able to re-sign Harrison, with news of the Giants giving Harrison around $8-9 million the Jets probably wouldn't have signed him even if they let Wilkerson walk. Harrison, an undrafted free agent, developed into an excellent player during his time here but Mike Maccagnan wasn't about to pay a nose tackle between $8-9 million a year.
Harrison will be a fine player for the Giants but it will be interesting to see how he fits as a 4-3 defensive tackle instead of a 3-4 nose guard and if he can be as effective not playing next to Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson. The Jets will look for a cheaper replacement option in free agency for Harrison and bank on the fact that whoever lines up with Wilkerson, Richardson and Leonard Williams will be effective but they could also turn to the draft as the inside defensive line class is the deepest position in this year's draft.
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