With T.J. Lang in concussion protocol, Lions re-sign OL Andrew Donnal

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Andrew Donnal

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal, a day after clearing a roster spot by waiving cornerback Dee Virgin.

Donnal, a September waiver claim for the Lions, had been released over the weekend to make room for the practice squad promotion of defensive end Eric Lee. But with starting guard T.J. Lang in concussion protocol, the team needed to bolster its offensive line depth in preparation for this week’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

A fourth-round pick out of Iowa in 2015, Donnal spent his first two seasons with the Rams. He was waived prior to the start of the 2017 season and claimed by the Ravens. The 6-foot-6, 305-pounder has appeared in 27 games during this three-year career, including six starts for the Rams.

Detroit also brought back a familiar face back to fill its practice squad vacancy, signing safety Rolan Milligan. The Lions are also banged up at that position entering the week, with Tavon Wilson (back) and Quandre Diggs (hand) suffering injuries in last weekend’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Milligan, an undrafted free agent out of Toledo in 2016, spent most of last season on the Lions’ practice squad.

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