The Detroit Lions will kick off camp in a matter of minutes, but before they take the field, the Lions wrapped up negotiations with one of their more important pending free agents in 2018. The team announced on Sunday afternoon they have signed safety Glover Quin to a two-year extension.
The specific details of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter has the details of the contract:
Lions wound up giving safety Glover Quin a 2-year, $13M extension that includes $9.5M in guarantees, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2017
Quin has been one of the biggest strengths since signing a five-year deal with the Lions in 2013. In his four years in Detroit, Quin has played and started in every single game. He has also picked up 16 interceptions, three forced fumbles, and 213 tackles in those 64 games.
“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 written statement. “We are thrilled that he will be a Lion for the next three seasons.”
With Quin locked up now through 2019, the Lions will turn their full attention to Matthew Stafford, who is also scheduled to become a free agent in 2018.