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DeVries headed to IR

Starting defensive end Jared DeVries is headed to injured reserve after re-breaking his left hand in Sunday's 38-20 loss to Tampa Bay. The injury is the same one DeVries suffered two weeks ago. He is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday.

The Lions signed quarterback Drew Henson to a two-year deal (through 2009). Henson likely will be the No. 2 quarterback for Thursday's game against Tennessee. Drew Stanton is doubtful after suffering a concussion Sunday, and Dan Orlovsky said he's probably two weeks away from returning. Daunte Culpepper will make his fourth straight start as a Lion.

Along with Stanton, Lions coach Rod Marinelli said right end Dewayne White (calf) and center Dominic Raiola (thumb) are doubtful for Thursday, and cornerback Keith Smith (groin) he probably won't be available either. Raiola said he should be back for next week's game against Minnesota.

Also Monday, the NFL granted the Lions a 24-hour extension to sell the remaining 1,000 or so tickets for Thursday's game in order to avoid a fourth straight blackout. The Lions' last three home games have been shown on local television and Sunday's 38-20 loss to Tampa Bay set an all-time attendance low at Ford Field (49,096).

The last time the Lions failed to sellout a Thanksgiving game was 1992, when they lost to the Houston Oilers, 24-21.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

was REALLY hoping for a blackout for the turkey day game, but looks like that's not gonna happen. figures. now the whole world gets to really see how much of an embarrassment the lions really are.

7:56 PM 
Blogger Paula Pasche said...

Not the whole world. I think parts of Peru don't get NFL football.

11:50 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

word of mouth, dave, word of mouth.

10:32 AM 

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