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Justin Vanfulpen - LionsFans.com

PONTIAC -- Sedrick Irvin's season is over.

The Lions running back, drafted out of Michigan State, tore a ligament in his right knee in Thursday's game against Tennessee.

"He's done for the season," Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg said. "We'll put him on (injured reserve)."

Reuben Droughns will be the Lions third running back unless they pick-up someone else.

Safety Kurt Schulz will have surgery Tuesday to repair a disc problem in his back, and he will be sidelined at least half the season, but will remain on the roster. The Lions have been in contact with safety Mark Carrier, who played for Detroit from 1997-99.

Strong safety Ron Rice might shift to free safety where he has played before.

"That's a possibility," Mornhinweg said. "That will depend on how he's feeling on Wednesday. Our secondary is shot up here a little bit."

Cornerback Robert Bailey suffered what Mornhinweg called a Grade I ankle sprain, but the Lions expect him at Green Bay.


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