ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions acted quickly to bolster their injury-depleted defensive line.

Shaun Smith , DE
Detroit Lions

Career Statistics
Games/starts: 60/27
Tackles: 144
Sacks: 2

Veteran defensive lineman Shaun Smith signed a $1 million, one-year deal Monday soon after the Lions lost Jared DeVries for the season.

Smith started 20 games in two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, who suddenly cut him Saturday. Browns coach Eric Mangini offered few details about his decision to cut Smith, who spoke freely and was involved in a weight-room fight with quarterback Brady Quinn.

Smith signed a four-year deal worth $8.6 million in 2007 after playing three seasons with Cincinnati.

DeVries, who started 29 games the past three seasons in Detroit, ruptured an Achilles' tendon that will require surgery.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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