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Friday, August 27, 2010
BBAO: Pondering Jared DeVries' future

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

We might be seeing the end of the Jared DeVries era in Detroit. The Lions' longtime defensive end, who was attempting a comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon at age 34, has had knee surgery and will be sidelined for a period of time.

It's not believed to have been major surgery, but as Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com points out, the Lions might not want to hold open a roster spot for him as they test and attempt to develop younger players. That would be a tough decision, but keep in mind that the Lions' current coaching staff has no real history with DeVries and therefore wouldn't have as much emotion involved.

DeVries, who has been with the Lions since 1999, had a career-high 6.5 sacks and forced three fumbles in 2007.

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