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Notes: How does Harrison’s departure affect the Lions offseason?

Now that the Lions have moved on from Damon Harrison Sr., analysis of the consequences for the 2020 offseason are rolling in. Lions Wire’s Erik Schlitt posted a breakdown of the salary cap effects of the release.

While the move does open additional cap room for 2020 to do things like extend former All-Pro cornerbacks, the loss of Harrison punches a massive hole in the middle of the defensive line depth chart.

In the eyes of the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett, defensive line is “clearly the biggest need at this point.