Next year, any players drafted by the Detroit Lions might do well to take out a hefty insurance policy. The 14 players on the LionsÆ injured reserve probably wish they had. First-round pick Brandon Pettigrew is the latest to hit IR, and he represents only the latest in a sordid history of unfortunate injuries for the Lions. Though the relationship between the two is arguable, an annual laundry list of injuries is as much a part of the LionsÆ identity today as losing is, and this season has proven no different. The injury list started early when veteran defensive end Jared DeVries went down with a ruptured Achilles tendon in training camp. From there, they started to compile injuries, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Daniel Bullocks was an early scratch, and he would later ...
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