Safety is a need for Detroit and there’s a lot of overlap between the two teams schematically given Lions HC Matt Patricia‘s background in New England.
According to Over The Cap, trading Harmon will free up $4.5 million of available cap space while creating $1.25 million in dead money.
Harmon, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $2,711,100 contract with the Patriots before agreeing to a four-year, $17 million contract that included $6.5 million guaranteed in 2017.
In 2019, Harmon appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and recorded 29 tackles, two interceptions and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 safety out of 86 qualifying players.