The Colts have announced that they have re-signed upcoming free agent Mark Glowinski to a new three year deal.
The Colts looked like they were in trouble early in the year on the offensive line. They had injuries all over the place and didn’t look like they could protect Andrew Luck. But they had some guys step up in the absence of some starters. One of those guys to step up was Mark Glowinski.
Now the Colts are rewarding him for his play. The guard has re-signed with the Colts on a three year $18 million deal. Chris Ballard was clearly pleased with what he saw out of Glowinski. He is a young guy with a bright future within this organization.
With Glowinski being re-signed, it muddies the water on whether or not the Colts re-sign Matt Slauson. Glowinski stepped in when Slauson got hurt and played well enough to earn this deal. With Slauson having a history of injury, it could be a reason to move on from him.
Glowinski should be a foundational piece along the offensive line now. With him, Braden Smith, Ryan Kelly, Quenton Nelson, and Anthony Castonzo, the line looks set for the future. These are all relatively young guys who have played well that can still get better.
This answers one of the free agent questions that this team had going into the offseason. Taking care of Glowinski for the long-term means the franchise has faith in him and his abilities. It also shows that Ballard cares about solidifying the future of this team right now.
It will be interesting to see if anyone else gets a deal before the draft. That will give everyone a big indication of what the Colts will be doing this offseason in terms of spending their money.