Return to guard is a snap for Lions’ Glasgow

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Graham Glasgow has been serving as the Lions’ backup guard all season, but it had been a while since he’d played the position in a game.

The former Michigan center, selected in the third round, played one series at right guard during the Senior Bowl. Before that, it was during Michigan’s game against Ohio State in 2014.

Glasgow entered last weekend’s game in the first quarter, replacing a struggling Laken Tomlinson at left guard. After some initial problems, the rookie settled down and played well.

“There was a little bit of nerves the first couple plays I was in, but getting more than a few and being able to play through the game helped that,” Glasgow said. “I guess I just settled in after a bit.”

With Tomlinson banged up and not performing up to expectations, it’s possible Glasgow sees more playing time this week. That means lining up against All-Pro Aaron Donald, who isn’t letting his guard down at the prospect of a potential mismatch.

“I still have to take it like if I’m playing a guy that’s All-Pro,” Donald said. “I’ve got job and try to beat the man in front of me, regardless of who it is.” @justin_rogers