Lions' DeVries placed on injured reserve
Jared DeVries was placed on the injured reserve list on Friday after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old Lions defensive end missed all of last season after rupturing an Achilles tendon during training camp and being placed on injured reserve.
DeVries had rarely practiced during training camp because of the knee injury. He tried it on Monday and then went out of town to seek another medical opinion.
He wasn’t expected to start this season, but could have been a valuable backup.
Kyle Vanden Bosch and Cliff Avril are the starters.
Turk McBride is a backup defensive end who has had a good training camp according to Gunther Cunningham, the Lions defensive coordinator.
Last week the Lions acquired DE Lawrence Jackson in a trade with Seattle. He has yet to practice with the Lions because he is coming off a hamstring injury.
The only other defensive ends on the roster are rookies who don’t appear ready to go. They are seventh-round pick Willie Young and undrafted free agents Chima Ihekwoaba, a Canadian, and Korey Bosworth, nephew of Brian Bosworth.
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