Lions to Re-Sign DE Jared DeVries

John Niyo of the Detroit News reports the Detroit Lions will re-sign defensive end Jared DeVries on Monday.

According to Niyo, it's a one-year contract worth $1.7 million dollars.

Knowing that the Lions were unlikely to pay his $400,000 roster bonus, DeVries asked for, and received, his release by the Lions on February 23. The 33-year old defensive end, who missed the entire 2009 season with a ruptured Achilles' tendon, was entering the final year of his contract, which was to pay him a base salary of $1.3 million dollars.

How much of that $1.7 million dollars is guaranteed is presently unknown, but if DeVries makes the Lions' 53-man roster, his total compensation in 2010 would remain the same as it was prior to his release.

DeVries (6-4, 275) has spent his entire 11-year career with the Lions, beginning as a 3rd round draft choice (70th overall) out of Iowa in 1999. In 120 career games, DeVries has 16.5 quarterback sacks, with a career-high 6.5 sacks coming during the 2007 season.

Once DeVries' signing becomes official, the Lions will have 78 players on their 80-man off-season roster limit.

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