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Colts re-sign Mark Glowinski to 3-year deal

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Former Seattle Seahawks guard and fourth round draft pick Mark Glowinski will remain a former Seahawk after signing a three-year, $18 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts, per Adam Schefter.

Glowinski was the 134th overall pick in 2015 out of West Virginia, starting one game at guard as a rookie, then all 16 in year two. But in 2017, Glowinski was demoted and ended up appearing in just 10 games and starting two despite Seattle having significant problems at guard with players like Oday Aboushi, Luke Joeckel, and Ethan Pocic. The team waived him on December 16, 2017 and the Colts immediately claimed him off waivers.

He made Indy’s final roster but only as a backup to Matt Slauson. However, Slauson went on injured reserve after Week 6 and Glowinski got another chance to prove himself, this time with a new team and offensive line coach. He started the final nine games and drew rave reviews for his play. ESPN’s Seth Walder says that Glowinski had the highest pass block win rate among all guards with at least 250 pass blocks.

With the Colts having about $30 million more in cap space than any other team this year, there was pretty much no chance of Glowinski hitting the market or leaving Indianapolis. Keep in mind too that the Colts fired offensive line coach Dave DuGuglielmo despite the strides of that unit, with reasons ranging from him not being a Frank Reich hire to rumors that he’s a bit too cold hearted.

So it appears that the Seahawks did draft a good offensive lineman after all. As we all ponder what to say about Tom Cable at this moment, it must be a little confusing: Cable tends to get blamed for making all of the offensive line draft pick decisions, but in this case, it appears that Glowinski was not a bad draft pick. Maybe Cable could identify talent, and he just didn’t know what to do with it. (Though we’ve seen plenty of examples of former Seattle offensive linemen who never re-signed with anyone.)