The Detroit Lions chopping block has suddenly become a busy place. It was problem child Titus Young yesterday and guard Stephen Peterman earlier today. Now USA Today’s Mike Garafolo is reporting that Kyle Vanden Bosch will also be cut.
The 34-year-old defensive end has been informed he’ll be released, according to a person informed of the impending roster move. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the move was not official. The person was unsure when the move will be completed.
Vanden Bosch was brought in to be a veteran presence on the Lions defensive line. He’s been that in his three years with the team but his play hasn’t been nearly what the Lions had hoped for, especially this year when he ranked as one of the worst defensive ends in the league according to Pro Football Focus. Like Peterman, KVB’s underperformance and salary cap number made it easy for the Lions to decide to move on. Today’s cuts save the Lions over $8 million against the salary cap.
[h/t: Michael Schottey]