Graham Glasgow hasn’t outright said it yet, but it sure sounds like he’s ready to look elsewhere for employment in 2020. The Detroit Lions starting right guard played the final game on his rookie contract, as he endured the team’s 12th loss of the season and their ninth straight.
With free agency potentially on the horizon, Graham appears to want one major thing: to feel appreciated.
“It’s been a long year and I would like to feel like I’m wanted, sort of,” Glasgow said. “It’s just been a long year.”
There are plenty of reasons to believe Glasgow doesn’t feel wanted in Detroit. The team didn’t give him an extension this offseason despite playing all at an above average level and missing just a single snap over the prior two seasons. Despite bringing solid talent and position versatility, the Lions decided to repeatedly rotate him out of the lineup for several series a game during the 2019 season in favor of veteran Kenny Wiggins.
Glasgow chose not to comment on the team’s treatment of him this season.
“I’m not going to go into too much of that right now,” Glasgow said.
Glasgow will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, but the Lions can still negotiate with him until the start of the new league year in March. Earlier in the week, Glasgow admitted it would be “it would almost be dumb not to” look into free agency options next year, but he remains willing to stay in Detroit, should any extension talks occur between now and then.
“We’ll see how everything works out, and I guess we’ll see in March what happens.”