Colts Re-Sign Offensive Guard Mark Glowinski

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Colts Re-Sign Offensive Guard Mark Glowinski

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Colts Re-Sign Offensive Guard Mark Glowinski

On Tuesday morning, the Colts made their second re-signing of the 2019 offseason, when they inked starting right guard Mark Glowinski to a new contract.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The only potential domino along the Colts offensive line this offseason, when looking into the team’s top 8 or 9 linemen, is staying right here in Indianapolis.

On Tuesday morning, the Colts re-signed starting right guard Mark Glowinski to a three-year deal reportedly in the $18 million range.

This signing means the Colts have their entire starting offensive line under contract for the 2019 season.

A group of Anthony Castonzo, Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, Mark Glowinski and Braden Smith helped form the top pass protecting unit in the NFL this past season, allowing the fewest sacks in the league (18).

Glowinski was the team’s only unrestricted free agent along the offensive line in 2018, who is also under the age of 30.

The 26-year-old Glowinski was probably one of the more surprising names on the Colts’ FA list that moved over to the ‘probably should re-sign’ side of things this offseason, after he became a reliable starter in 2018.

When injuries and the Denzelle Good situation arose for the Colts offensive line in early October, the staff turned to Glowinski with veteran Matt Slauson heading for IR.

A 2015 fourth-round pick in Seattle, Glowinski became a full-time starter with the Colts in Week Six of last season. The Colts were big fans of the aggressiveness that Glowinski showed in 2018, along with being one of the quicker linemen on the team.

Thinking that Glowinski was some ‘journeymen’ isn’t really true.

He started 19 games for the Seahawks in 3 seasons, before the Colts claimed him off waivers late in the 2017 season.

Now, with the Colts having much better success with Glowinski in the lineup this season, this is a guy who created a nice potential market for him in 2019, especially given his age and his strong film in a contract year.

Clearly, the Colts believe that Glowinski is a starting caliber guard going forward. Signing ‘your own’ has always been a priority for Ballard and this move falls right in line with that thinking.

Last week, Ballard sounded like a guy who wanted to keep his starting offensive line intact, while knowing that the depth up front must improve.

“Glowinski is (a free agent) so we have to see where that’s going,” Ballard said to Dan Dakich when asked about the offensive line. “Is it set? Do I think we have winning players? Yes, I think we do.

“I think we have a little bit of depth, but I want to continue to add to that.”

 

The Colts entered the offseason with 15 unrestricted free agents. Here’s a list of the 13 remaining unrestricted free agents, after re-signing Adam Vinatieri on Monday and now Glowinski on Tuesday.


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