January 29, 2019 / 5:30 PM / 5 months ago

NFL notebook: Colts extend OL Glowinski three years

The Indianapolis Colts reached an agreement on an extension with guard Mark Glowinski worth $18 million, the team announced Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Jan 5, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans nose tackle D.J. Reader (98) tips the pass thrown by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) as guard Mark Glowinski (64) blocks in the first quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Terms were not revealed, but ESPN reports the deal is for three years and $18 million.

Glowinski started nine of the last 11 games in Indy and was part of an offensive line that graded out as one of the best in the NFL this past season. The Colts’ line gave up just 18 sacks, fewest in the league.

The Colts claimed Glowinski off waivers from Seattle in December 2017. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

—The Green Bay Packers are expected to bring back tight end Jimmy Graham in 2019, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported.

Graham, 32, is due a $5 million roster bonus on March 15, with the expectation that the Packers pay it and retain the nine-year veteran. He caught 55 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns in 2018, his first season in Green Bay.

Graham had his lowest reception total while playing at least 15 games since his rookie year. His TD total matched a career low.

—The Packers also brought back former staff member Luke Getsy as their quarterbacks coach.

Getsy will be a familiar face for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He was part of Mike McCarthy’s coaching staff from 2014-17, as a quality control coach the first two seasons, then as receivers coach from 2016-17.

—Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has an easily visible target when it comes to being fully recovered from a season-ending toe injury on his right foot.

“Whenever the first game is, I’ll be 100 percent,” Green told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “The first regular season game.”

Green discussed his injury at a public appearance and said he is progressing well from December’s season-ending surgery to repair torn ligaments in his big toe. The 30-year-old has been wearing a walking boot and he said he will be out of it in about a week or so.

—The New York Giants are releasing veteran linebacker Connor Barwin, according to multiple reports and Barwin’s acknowledgment on social media.

Barwin started just three of 15 games this past season and registered 12 tackles and a sack. It was his first season without at least five sacks since 2012.

The Giants signed Barwin to a two-year deal worth $3.5 million last summer. The 32-year-old’s release will save the team $1.5 million against the cap in 2019.

—New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod underwent surgery on his right thumb, posting a video of it on social media and saying, “time to get fixed.” Nola.com confirmed the procedure.

Bushrod started six games for the Saints this season in place of injured left tackle Terron Armstead. It was Bushrod’s 12th year in the league and seventh with the Saints.

Bushrod is set to become a free agent this offseason and will turn 35 in August.

—The Washington Redskins promoted passing game coordinator Kevin O’Connell to offensive coordinator and changed incumbent Matt Cavanaugh’s title to senior offensive assistant.

O’Connell, 33, joined Washington as quarterbacks coach in 2017 and added the passing game coordinator title in 2018.

SiriusXM reported Washington was interviewing former Browns and Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese for that position. The team also announced defensive line coach Jim Tomsula will return in 2019.

—Former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke is expected to join Philadelphia and serve as a top assistant for Eagles coordinator Jim Schwartz, according to multiple reports.

Burke, 42, spent three years in Miami, serving as linebackers coach in 2016 before taking over as coordinator in 2017. His unit ranked 16th in yards allowed but 29th in points allowed in 2017, and then finished 29th and 27th, respectively, in 2018.

—The Denver Broncos will hire San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant T.C. McCartney as quarterbacks coach, according to multiple reports.

McCartney worked with new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello for the past two seasons in San Francisco.

—After spending the 2018 season out of football, former Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is returning to the team as a member of the strength and conditioning staff.

Cushing, 32, will also help the defensive coaches, according to the Houston Chronicle.

—The Carolina Panthers agreed to a two-year deal with tight end Chris Manhertz, who was set to become a free agent in March.

Manhertz has played in all 32 games for the Panthers the past two seasons, catching four passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

—The Kansas City Chiefs are making $10 million worth of renovations to their stadium, their first makeover in a decade.

The work includes modernizing the scoreboard, adding seats to the upper deck (with cup holders) and waterproofing measures to the upper deck, starting as soon as next week.

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