The Lions will be without their second-round pick for at least eight games.
The club is placing rookie outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve/designated for return, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported Tuesday. The 24-year-old Van Noy is recovering from sports hernia surgery.
In a corresponding roster move, the club re-signed defensive end Darryl Tapp, whom it released on Saturday, Twentyman said.
A BYU product, Van Noy was the No. 40 selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. He’s currently listed as a backup to Tahir Whitehead in Detroit’s 4-3 scheme.