Following defensive end Jared DeVries' arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday, the word from his camp was that rehab would take some time, but he should be able to return this season. Well, even if he does rehab and get healthy before the end of the season, he won't be able to return, because the Lions placed DeVries on injured reserve today, ending his 2010 campaign.
DeVries' knee had been bothering him all training camp, and when the news broke that he had surgery, I was skeptical that the Lions would keep a spot on the roster for him. As it turns out, they didn't, but only because he is now on IR rather than straight up released. While it's disappointing that he has been placed on injured reserve before the regular season for the second straight year, at least the Lions didn't just flat out let him go.
In other roster news, the Lions signed safety John Wendling, a former Buffalo Bill, and defensive lineman Jaron Baston, an undrafted free agent who spent some time with the Broncos this offseason. Also, the Lions placed safety David Roach on the waived/injured list.