ALLEN PARK — With defensive end Jason Jones placed on injured reserve after tearing his patella tendon on Sunday, the Lions have signed Andre Fluellen again.
Fluellen, who can play defensive end or tackle, was one of the final cuts after training camp.
Jones was injured in the second quarter of Sunday’s win at Washington and is out for the seasons.
Willie Young could start in Jones’ spot at left defensive end. The defensive line uses a heavy rotation throughout each game so others will need to step up.
“We are going to lean on Devin Taylor there,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said Monday.
“Devin has a lot of the same things that we liked about Jason. He played well at times in the preseason, but he needs to grow up quickly. That’s no different than anyone else, being a young player in the league, you have to perform.''
Young played in 74 percent of the defensive snaps on Sunday, finishing with five tackles.
“II thought he did a good job on the run front,’’ Schwartz said of Young. “He rushed very well in the game against a really good left tackle in Trent Williams. Most of his rush came over on Trent Williams side. He made his impact felt, he is on the right path.”
Young, a seventh-round pick in 2010, has always been a good practice player. Now he’s finding a way to carry it over to game day.
Ziggy Ansah started at right defensive end on Sunday and had a pair of sacks. Israel Idonije also plays defensive end.