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Safety happy to stay with team after signing a two-year extension
When Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin was a teenager growing up in the tiny town of Summit, Miss., he used to work the drive-through window at Burger King. Quin figured the fast-food chain wasn’t paying him enough for how hard he was working. So he left and took another job as a delivery boy.
Quin, 31, was prepared to leave his job again as he entered the final year of the five-year, $23.5-million contract he signed with the Detroit Lions in 2013. Last year, cornerback Darius Slay signed an extension right before training camp opened, and Quin wanted to follow suit.
“I kind of wanted to be in that same situation,” Quin said. “So I told my guys, I was like, ‘Hey, man, I don’t want this thing to linger through training camp. I either want to get it done or I want it to be like, ‘We couldn’t come to terms, GQ is in his last year in Detroit,’ let’s enjoy it. I’m going to have a lot of fun and just understand it’s part of business.”
Shortly before the Lions held their first practice of training camp Sunday, they signed Quin to a two-year extension. ESPN reported it was worth $13 million with $9.5 million guarantees.
The signing was done so close to practice that Quin barely had a chance to…
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