July 12, 2024

The Detroit Lions currently have just three safeties signed to the roster. They need depth, and preferably depth with a player who can realistically start.

Damon “Snacks’ Harrison to the rescue.

The former Lions nose tackle took to Twitter on Friday night, and did his best to recruit a Pro Bowl safety to Detroit—and a familiar one at that. Harrison tweeted to former Lions safety Quandre Diggs—also known as “Nino”—and urged him to come back to Detroit.

“Nino to Detroit is the only news that we need right now….tell him bring his old secondary buddy with him too,” Harrison tweeted.

Diggs is a free agent after the Seattle Seahawks cut him and safety Jamal Adams in a cap-saving move that cleared over $27 million collectively.

Back in 2015, the Lions took Diggs with a fifth-round pick and he proceeded to work his way into being a full-time starter and a leader on the team. He earned a three-year extension with the Lions in 2018, but about a year later—after growing frustrations between him and new head coach Matt Patricia—Detroit unceremoniously sent Diggs and a seventh-round pick to Seattle for just a fifth-round pick in return.

Diggs proceeded to take the opportunity with the Seahawks and run with it. He made Pro Bowls in each of the next three seasons, posting a total of 14 interceptions over those three years. Last season was a relatively down year in terms of production (five passes defended, one interception), but plenty believe the 31-year-old safety still has plenty left in the tank.

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