DeVries (Achilles) missed last year

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have released defensive end Jared DeVries, who missed last season after surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Team spokesman Bill Keenist confirmed the move Tuesday.

DeVries started 29 games the previous three seasons for the Lions and has played in 120 games for them since they drafted him out of Iowa in 1999.