The Detroit Lions surprised many during warmups 30 minutes before kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals. With right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai in the lineup for the first time this year, he was expected to take that starting role for Tyrell Crosby. But that’s not how the Lions lined up practiced.

Vaitai, was lined up at right guard instead, a position that was occupied by rookie Jonah Jackson over the first two games. Jackson moved over to left guard, where he will serve as a replacement for Joe Dahl, who was placed on injured reserve last week. Oday Aboushi held that role last week, but struggled. Meanwhile, Crosby stayed put at right tackle, leaving Detroit’s starting lineup for Week 3 as follow:

Left tackle: Taylor Decker
Left guard: Jonah Jackson
Center: Frank Ragnow
Right guard: Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Right tackle: Tyrell Crosby

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