Glover Quin signs two-year extension with Lions

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Safety Glover Quin said he wanted to sign a contract extension with the Lions this offseason and he got what he wanted on Sunday.

The Lions announced that Quin is now signed through the 2019 season. Quin is making $5 million in salary and bonus in the final year of his current contract and terms of his new one have not been announced.

“Glover is one of our team leaders, and throughout his career has been a consummate professional on and off the field,” Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said in a statement.  “We are thrilled that he will be a Lion for the next three seasons.”

Quin has started every game the Lions have played since joining the team in 2013 and has only missed one game overall in a career that started with the Texans in 2009. He had 68 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble last season.

There’s been a lot of speculation about whether quarterback Matthew Stafford will join Quin as a Lion with a new contract this year, but Stafford said this weekend that there’s no timetable for a deal at the moment.

3 responses to “Glover Quin signs two-year extension with Lions

  1. This guy is underrated because he’s not a loudmouth or ‘me first” type of player like Josh Norman or Richard Sherman. Let’s his play on the field do the talking, in all seriousness this dude is one of the top DBs in the NFL and deserves a lot more recgonition than he gets. Eagles fan here btw.

  2. After the Calvin Johnson saga this off-season, it’s a miracle anyone wanted to re-up with my beloved lol Lions.

    Good man and good player. Hopefully he will be a great player this year.

  3. 26predator says:
    Jul 30, 2017 7:07 PM

    After the Calvin Johnson saga this off-season, it’s a miracle anyone wanted to re-up with my beloved lol Lions.
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    There are differing opinions on the Calvin saga. He doesn’t talk his whole career and all of a sudden he’s throwing shade over legally recovered money?

    Is it immoral to ask for that money or is immoral to sign a huge contract and retire?

    In a time where players are complaining about contracts not being guaranteed, Calvin’s early abrupt retirement after signing a record deal with a lot of guaranteed money is not helping the player’s cause. It creates a case for the NFL owners to say “What’s stopping this from happening more if we guarantee contracts?”

    Well, the only way that contracts will ever be guaranteed is having poison pill clauses for early retirements… or even staying in shape, playing effectively, etc… which makes it a non-guaranteed contract in the end.

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