ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Safety Glover Quin is staying with the Detroit Lions for potentially three more seasons. The former Pro Bowler, who was entering the final year of his contract, signed a two-year extension with the franchise, through the 2019 season, minutes before training camp opened Sunday afternoon.
The Lions and Quin agreed to a $13 million extension deal that includes $9.5 million in guarantees, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Quin, 31, has been with the Lions since the 2013 season, when he signed as a free agent from Houston. He immediately became the team’s starting free safety and has played in every game over the past four seasons.
“Going into the last year of a contract, you just never know what’s going to happen,” Quin said. “You don’t get a deal, now you’re in free agency. You never know. We live in Houston and kind of got used to being in Detroit, and so to have to leave, and now you’re going to some other city, obviously you don’t want to have to do that.
“So to know that we’ve been for four, going on five years now, and to know that we’ll have a few more here now is good for us, stability-wise. And it’s good for me to know that my teammates, my coaches, front office, the fans, the media, you guys, I get to see you guys a little bit longer. But it’s an all around great feeling.”
Quin had 68 tackles and two interceptions last season. After the 2014 season, he was a Pro Bowler after 73 tackles and seven interceptions.
Quin said when he found out the…
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