Good news for Lions; Graham Glasgow have mutual interest in re-signing

Graham Glasgow, a free agent guard for the Detroit Lions, is eager to return, and the team shares his desire.

Guard Graham Glasgow is one of the many future free agents the Detroit Lions will have to decide on in the coming month, but it shouldn’t take them too long. Following an extremely successful season, Glasgow, an experienced offensive lineman, signed a one-year contract with the Lions last year. It seems sense that both parties would like Glasgow to remain in Detroit through 2024.

Glasgow stated that the Lions had already informed him that they want him back for the upcoming season during his week-end appearances with the media.

“We would like you to return and we are grateful for your efforts this year,” Glasgow reportedly stated, as reported by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. That’s awesome. Thank you for that. However, they went so far as to say, “From now on, we’ll just be speaking with your agent to see what we can do.”

There is no particular urgency, but such discussions will continue. Glasgow won’t be able to sign a contract without restriction until the beginning of the new league year on March 13; in the meanwhile, Detroit is free to negotiate with their in-house free agents.

Glasgow was originally signed as a crucial depth player who could play both guard and center, as well as competing for a starting position. But Glasgow became an instant sensation when right guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai suffered a major injury early in the season. In the end, he would start fifteen of the seventeen games during the regular season, two of them at center and one at left guard. His versatility and strong performance, ranking seventh among all NFL guards in PFF grade (74.9), make him a top target for re-signing this offseason. This is especially significant in light of left guard Jonah Jackson’s uncertain future.

It will cost more than it did for the Lions the previous season, though. After a couple of disappointing years in Denver, Glasgow knew he had to show himself. He took a reasonable one-year contract for up to $4.5 million and arrived in Detroit, happy to see old friends. Glasgow expressed his desire to return, but he also acknowledged that, given their year together, he deserves a little rise.

“I believe I had one of my best years ever—possibly in the top two or three of my career. Glasgow remarked, “I would hope the men upstairs know and understand that I would like to make more money than I did this year. Something like this seems to work, in my opinion. Hopefully, we’ll be able to work through it.”

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