Lions Reportedly Sign G Joe Dahl To Two-Year Extension

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It appears the Lions have identified another key piece of their offensive line moving forward. 

The team signed guard Joe Dahl to two-year extension Tuesday, per NFL Network.

Source: The #Lions have agreed to terms on a 2-year extension with G Joe Dahl, who is now under contract thru 2021. A former 5th rounder and key backup interior OL, he is now competing for a starting role.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 6, 2019

A fifth-round pick in 2016, Dahl has appeared in 22 games over the last three seasons, making just four starts. But he's in the mix to start at left guard this season, the one spot up for grabs on the offensive line.

Dahl took first-team reps at left guard during practice on Tuesday, alongside left tackle Taylor Decker, center Frank Ragnow, right guard Graham Glasgow and right tackle Rick Wagner. Others in the mix at left guard include Kenny Wiggins and Oday Aboushi. 

Before his extension, Dahl, 26, was set to becoming a free agent after this season. Tems of the deal have not yet been announced.