The divorce between Damon Harrison and the Lions remains something of a mystery.
Harrison partly addressed those questions on Twitter Wednesday, in response to a fan wondering why the star defensive tackle didn't push to stay in Detroit.
So who knows, exactly, what he's referring to in his latest tweet. But it's clear Harrison had some misgivings about the $11 million extension he signed last August. The new deal gave him about a $2 million raise in 2019, mostly by way of a $7.5 million signing bonus. His 2019 base salary, meanwhile, was $1 million.
He was scheduled to make a base salary of $8.5 million in 2020, although only $3.5 million of that was injury guaranteed. The extension also included an $8.5 million team option for 2021.
It just won't be in Detroit, where Harrison and the Lions were no longer a match.
"We had a lot of open conversations from when we first got him and into this year, trying to get on the same page," Matt Patricia said last month. "We’re just always trying to do what’s best for the team going forward. It’s something that in conversations between both parties, thought it would just be time for that kind of departure.
"Again, I have the utmost respect for him and his ability to play the game at a high level, but for where we’re at right now, we’re just kind of going ahead a different way."