REPORT: KITNA TO IR

With no teams interested in giving the Lions whatever they wanted in exchange for the rights to quarterback Jon Kitna, the Lions reportedly have decided to place the veteran quarterback on injured reserve.
Dave Birkett of the Oakland Press reports that the decision has been made, and that it will be implemented later in the day.
But Kitna could be released from IR, once the team concludes that his back injury is healed.  At that point, Kitna could sign with another team (after passing through waivers), or he could file a grievance aimed at recovering the balance of his $2.95 million base salary for 2008.
On Monday, Kitna said that he expects his back to be healed within a couple of weeks.