Friday morning, the Detroit Lions announced they have re-signed offensive tackle Andrew Donnal.
#Lions re-sign OL Andrew Donnal: https://t.co/U6HAY1Ar7i pic.twitter.com/ZL8Ycl1UE8— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 22, 2019
Donnal first joined the Lions as a waiver claim after the Los Angeles Rams cut the offensive tackle during the last round of roster cuts prior to the start of the 2019 season. Donnal managed to stay on the roster for most of the year, though he was waived and re-signed in October once.
As he battled a leg injury for the first month of the season, Donnal spent most of his Sundays—11 of 16—on the inactive list. He did make two game appearances, however those games combined for zero offensive snaps and just nine special teams plays.
The Lions clearly like something about the 27-year-old tackle, seeing as he managed to stick on the roster for most of the season despite his limited contributions. Given that Detroit doesn’t have much in terms of depth at tackle, Donnal could certainly crack the 53-man roster depending on how the Lions approach the rest of the offseason.