5 potential pivots for Detroit Lions if Graham Glasgow leaves in free agency

If Graham Glasgow leaves the Lions in free agency, here are some pivot options for them to consider.

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The Detroit Lions have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, with proverbial "tent pole" players at center (Frank Ragnow) and both tackle spots (Penei Sewell and Taylor Decker).

As free agency approaches the questions are at guard. Jonah Jackson, Graham Glasgow and Halapoulivaati Vaitai are free agents. The most likely scenario with Vaitai appears to be retirement, coming off another back injury, and at this point it will be shocking if Jackson is back.

Which leaves Glasgow, who you'll find on virtually any list as the free agent the Lions must re-sign. After the loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, Glasgow did not hide what he'll be seeking in free agency after having the best season of his career. He'll turn 32 in July, so he probably has one more big bite at the financial apple.

"I would love to be back," Glasgow said. "I think I had a really good year, probably top one or two of my career. I would like to make more money than I did this year and I would assume the guys upstairs know and understand that. I feel like stuff like this kind of works. Hopefully, we'll be able to work through it."

Glasgow would surely like to stay with the Lions, and they surely have keeping him high on their list of priorities. It's possible he'd take slightly less money to come back, but that stands to be tested if he hits the open market.

There's a pretty slim chance the Lions don't re-sign Glasgow, but it's also not 100 percent they do it. It's possible another team makes him an offer he can't refuse, and it's naive to think he won't at least see what else is out there. If he wants to come back for less money, it'd be his prerogative.

But the Lions have to be prepared to pivot, and do it quickly, if Glasgow leaves. Here are some options they should have on their radar.

5 possible pivot options for the Detroit Lions if Graham Glasgow leaves in free agency