Posts Tagged ‘jared devries’

DeVries Loss Hurts

I’m a Jared DeVries fan. Losing him for the season is painful not just because the Lions are now very thin at the DE position. It hurts even more because DeVries is the kind of player I love to root for. While he was not graced with heaps of natural talent, he made up for […]

Coach Speak: The DeVries Injury

Much print space and media time has been given to the lack of depth that the Lions have at Left Defensive End. This situation was made much more difficult by the loss of projected starter Jared DeVries for the season. Why is this loss so important? Why does it matter who plays on what side? […]

Lions Replace DeVries on the DLine Signing Former Brown Shaun Smith

Tom Kowalski reports the Lions moved quickly today to replace Jared DeVries, who was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon injury. The Lions inked free agent defensive end Shaun Smith to a one-year deal, his agent Neil Schwartz has confirmed. Schwartz said Smith had already visited St. Louis and had a trip […]

Veteran DE DeVries Out for the Year w/ Torn Achilles

The Lions have lost veteran DE Jared DeVries for the season reports the Detroit News: The Lions have lost veteran defensive end Jared DeVries for the season after he ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right ankle during a goal-line drill in practice Monday morning. The injury will require surgery and DeVries, an 11-year pro […]

Scouts Inc. Gives Five Lions Needs This Offseason

Offensive tackle — The Lions’ offensive line was much maligned in 2007; it yielded the second-most sacks (54) in the league. The acquisition of high-profile tackle George Foster in 2007 didn’t work out. Head coach Rod Marinelli and the offensive staff decided to slide nine-year veteran Damien Woody out to tackle, but he is more […]