Lions place Jared DeVries on IR

Answering the question we posed earlier Friday, the Detroit Lions have ended the season and possibly the career of longtime defensive end Jared DeVries.


DeVriesThe Lions placed DeVries on injured reserve Friday afternoon following surgery to repair a knee injury. He also missed the 2009 season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon. DeVries turned 34 in June, and not many players in their mid-30s return from two consecutive season-ending injuries.

DeVries entered training camp in a competition with Cliff Avril for the left end spot, but Avril has been ahead from the start. The acquisition of Lawrence Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks further complicated matters for DeVries.

In 10 seasons with the Lions, DeVries started 32 games and had 16.5 sacks.