In a move that really does not come as a surprise, the Detroit Lions have released veteran DE Kyle Vanden Bosch this afternoon. The 34-year old defensive end was slated to cost $10.7 million against the Lions salary cap in the 2013 season. While Vanden Bosch has been known for the majority of his career as a high motor, energetic player, his play has slipped in the last season.
After signing a four year contract with the Lions, Vanden Bosch was a force on the defensive line in his first two seasons with the team but only accounted for 3.5 sacks in the 2012 regular season.
The Lions have wasted little time in making serious roster moves after the conclusion of the Super Bowl this week. Yesterday, the team announced it parted ways with troubled wide receiver Titus Young. Along with Vanden Bosch, the Lions also released offensive lineman, Stephen Peterman in a move which saves the Lions considerable money towards the salary cap in 2013.