Glover Quin's extension is money in the bank for Lions

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Safety Glover Quin

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions created a little wiggle room with the team’s rainy day fund, clearing more than $1 million in cap space for the 2017 season with safety Glover Quin’s extension. 

The two-year, $13 million pact, included a $5 million signing bonus.

The Lions reduced Quin’s base salary in 2017 from $4 million to $900,000, and trimmed the cap hit from $7.83 million to $6.39 million. 

In 2018, Quin is scheduled to have a $6.52 million cap hit with a $3.85 million base salary, $500,000 roster bonus, $250,000 workout bonus and up to $250,000 in per game roster bonuses. 

In 2019, his cap hit jumps to $7.91 million with a $5.25 million base and the same bonus structure as the year before. The team would only be on the hook for $1.67 million in dead money that final year if they decided to part ways with the veteran safety.

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