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Kevin Jones Officially Out for Remainder of Season

It was pretty apparent that Kevin Jones would be out for the season after he was carted off on Sunday. Now, it is official. Jones was placed on the injured reserve yesterday to end his season. With only three weeks left, this isn't much of a surprise since the injury he suffered is so serious.

Jones also met with a specialist yesterday in Charlotte to talk about the injury and to hopefully get a timetable on how long the recovery will last. Since surgery is required to fix what is being called a lisfranc fracture, the time to come back after rehabilitation is very extended. A similar injury suffered by Lions linebacker Teddy Lehman kept him off the field for nearly a year. If that turned out to happen, which I'm hoping it doesn't, then Jones would likely miss all of 2007.

This puts Detroit in a really tough spot when it comes to the return of Kevin Jones. A lot of offseason moves will depend on when he can get back. Whether that means going out and signing a free agent or just sticking with current players, Detroit has some tough decisions to make.

In other news directly related to Jones going to the IR, Anthony Sherrell was signed from the practice squad. Sherrell is a former Eastern Michigan running back and may get his first shot at playing this weekend. Also, guard Stephen Peterman was signed from the practice squad and defensive tackle Keith Wright was released.

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