Dave Birkett is reporting that the Lions have placed/are going to place Jon Kitna on IR with torn muscles in his back. This definitely increases the likelihood that with DanO now the starter, Stanton will be taking over at some point this season. I expect them to sign Henson from the Practice Squad, although maybe they will bring back in a safety (Blue?) to replace Alexander, who also went on IR with a neck injury. They signed a FB I know nothing about when they placed Alexander on IR earlier this week.
There is a separate rumor that the Lions are waiting to IR him because Martz wants him bad back in SF -- and Kitna thinks he'll be able to play in a couple of weeks; This means he is done for the Lions either way. SF said they weren't interested, but I think it is one of those "Martz wants it NOW" battles that he so frequently waged behind the scenes here in Detroit. Hopefully, the Lions can get something for Kitna -- and if they trade him versus IR, they will get back some cap space as well for 2008, which they really need.
Either way, Kitna has apparently taken his last snaps as a Lion.