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Guard Mark Glowinski signs contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts will keep a key piece of their resurgent offensive line.

The team announced the signing of guard Mark Glowinski Tuesday morning to a contract extension reportedly worth $18 million over three years.

“Man, it’s awesome,” Glowinski told Colts.com. “Just the feeling of getting everything that we needed to and excited to be back with the team. The future is bright so it was just awesome just to have the opportunity to be in this position.”

The Colts claimed Glowinski off waivers from Seattle in December 2017. He’s played in 47 career games with 28 starts with the Colts and Seahawks.

In 2018, Glowinski played in 11 games, nine as a starter, and was part of an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL (18). The unit led the league with six games without allowing a sack, and had a five-game stretch without allowing a sack, tied for the league’s third-longest streak since 1982.

From weeks 5-12, quarterback Andrew Luck attempted 239 passes without being sacked, which marked the third-longest such streak in NFL history.

Glowinski was a key contributor on an offensive line that ranked among the NFL’s best in several categories, including yards per game (386.2, seventh), passing yards per game (278.8, sixth), first downs per game (23.2, sixth) and third-down efficiency (48.6, first).

Glowinski started both postseason games. His return means the starting offensive line returns intact: left tackle Anthony Castonzo, left guard Quenton Nelson, center Ryan Kelly, Glowinski and right tackle Braden Smith.

“I think from where we are right now, it’s awesome,” Glowinski said. “But I think just even having a little bit more cohesion that we have is going to be crucial. We did a great job of just  making sure that we were pushing through and (making) each other more accountable even regardless of who they are and all that kind of stuff.

“Honestly, with the group that we have we can take it even to another level. I feel like we are just getting started.”

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