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Lions opt to place quarterback Kitna on injured reserve

Updated: October 14, 2008, 5:20 PM ET
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Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna, who did not travel with the team and missed Sunday's 12-10 loss against the Minnesota Vikings because of a back injury, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon.

"After extensive examination and consultation with the team medical staff, it became clear that placing Jon on injured reserve was the right decision," Lions interim general manager Martin Mayhew said Tuesday in a statement. "Jon and I met today and discussed moving forward with ...

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