Lions To Re-Sign G Graham Glasgow

Graham Glasgow‘s second Lions stint will not be a one-year endeavor. The veteran guard has agreed to a three-year, $20MM deal to remain in Detroit, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The pact includes $9.5MM in guaranteed money.

After playing out his rookie contract with Detroit, Glasgow landed a four-year, $44MM deal with the Broncos in 2020. He was released last offseason, however, paving the way for another free agent venture. That led the 31-year-old back to the Motor City on a one-year, $2.75MM pact. That low-cost addition proved to be critical from the team’s perspective.

Glasgow was initially brought back as a utility option along the interior, but injuries early in the season led to him seeing time at center as well as both guard positions. He ultimately locked down a spot as Detroit’s right guard starter, and he delivered a strong performance at that spot. The Michigan product graded out as PFF’s eighth-best guard in 2023, excelling in run blocking in particular.

He has now been rewarded with another multi-year pact, one which Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press notes came together last night. Glasgow will no doubt be expected to remain a first-team contributor on Detroit’s O-line moving forward, especially considering the departures which could be seen for the unit. Pro Bowl left guard Jonah Jackson‘s rookie contract is up, and he is positioned as one of the best interior lineman in the 2024 free agent class. If Jackson were to depart, Glasgow would offer welcomed stability along with the flexibility to replace him at the LG spot if needed.

The Lions entered Monday with over $45MM in cap space. That figure will drop to an extent once this Glasgow deal is finalized. Detroit will have plenty of spending power for other additions, but Jackson is one of several in-house contributors in need of a new contract or a lucrative extension. As the team looks to build off last season’s run to the NFC title game, though, stability along the O-line will be available with Glasgow still on the books.

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