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  1. #1
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    Frank Ragnow extended

    The Detroit Lions continue to pump more resources into their offensive line even after drafting Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell. As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they have now given center Frank Ragnow a four-year extension that will make him the highest-paid center in the NFL.

    While contract details aren’t quite out yet, to give you a ballpark figure of what Ragnow may be getting, the previously highest-paid center in the league was Corey Linsley, who just signed a five-year, $62.5 million contract with the Chargers ($12.5M a year).

    UPDATE: Per NFL Network’s Tom Peliserro, Ragnow’s deal is worth $13.5 million per year, just under $70 million in total.

    Last year was Ragnow’s breakout season. He earned PFF’s second-highest grade among centers (80.3), while also earning second-team All-Pro honors and being named to the 2020 Pro Bowl team. A couple of weeks back, the Lions exercised Ragnow’s fifth-year option (worth $12.7 million), locking him up for the 2022 season. Now, it appears he’s signed on until 2026.

    After the 2021 NFL Draft, general manager Brad Holmes called Ragnow a “foundational piece,” and the team would be looking to extend him in the future.

    “I’m not going to comment on timetable right now, that would be a little bit premature, but we’re not sitting back and waiting on that one,” Holmes said.

    With Ragnow signed through 2026, left tackle Taylor Decker inked through 2024, Jonah Jackson on his rookie deal through 2023, and rookie Penei Sewell eventually signed through 2024 (with a team option in 2025), the Lions’ offensive line foundation is set for, at the very least, the next three seasons, likely more.
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    Well deserved

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
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    Well deserved
    Yeah definitely well deserve. Now if we can find the other guard spot our line is going be one of the best in the league.



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    love it. He's a beast. glad we have him on a reasonable number.

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    Lions re-sign C Frank Ragnow (4 years, $54 million; $42 million guaranteed): B+ Grade
    The Lions have made Frank Ragnow the top center in the NFL, giving him $42 million in guarantees over this new 4-year deal. Considering that Ragnow is one of the better centers in the NFL, this sort of a contract is justified.

    I understand if some may see this as a ton of money for a center, but I've repeatedly stated that it could be argued that center is the most important non-quarterback position on offense. Just take a look at how teams fare when they're missing their center. Unless they have a quality backup, their offense doesn't function nearly as well. Thus, keeping Ragnow around is a great move. This isn't a bargain, so it won't escape the B+ range, but the Lions had to retain their 25-year-old Pro Bowl center.
    Here is what Walt said from Walterfootball.com



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    Wait the organization started negotiating with someone before they were in the last year of their contract...wtf is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garnotm View Post
    Wait the organization started negotiating with someone before they were in the last year of their contract...wtf is this?
    Finally we have some people with brains for once.



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    The Lions had convenient reminders to consider offensive lineman Penei Sewell at No. 7 in the final days. Detroit was negotiating a Frank Ragnow extension for weeks leading up to the draft. Ragnow's agent, Joe Panos, also represents Sewell, along with Justin Schulman. So as the Lions talked Ragnow, they found themselves talking more about Sewell.


    The Lions were a candidate to trade back but prioritized a nasty offensive front to match Dan Campbell's toughness quotient. The Lions also called Atlanta when the Falcons were on the clock at No. 4, so perhaps they were trying to get ahead of Cincinnati at 5 in case the Bengals wanted Sewell.

    The Lions now have a starting offensive line at an average age of 24.2 years, with all five under contract for at least three more years. That's impressive continuity to ease the Lions' rebuilding process.
    That last line is very impressive.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vader817 View Post
    That last line is very impressive.
    wow that is cool. Hope we capitalize!

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