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DE Kyle Vanden Bosch released by Detroit Lions


vanden bosch to be released by the detroit lions

And the ax keeps falling on the proverbial chopping block that is the Detroit Lions locker room.

According to reports from Yahoo! Sports; Staff writer Brian McIntyre – the next move that the Lions will potentially make will involve DE Kyle Vanden Bosch.

A $7M cash, $4.9625M cap savings is quite the persuasive argument. Add in Vanden Bosch’s dwindling numbers and this organizational restructuring is on course to make for one interesting draft/off-season.

Last year, Vanden Bosch totaled 8 sacks while playing 777 snaps, but in 2012 he only tallied 3.5 sacks and was rated as the worst 4-3 defensive end in the league by Pro Football Focus.

If this report pans out, there will be 5 players remaining set to receive a roster bonus come the March 12th open of Free Agency.

Tim Twentyman from confirms

Below are the players set to receive roster bonuses in 2013:

Jeff Backus — $500,000
Shaun Hill — $350,000
Stephen Peterman – $600,000 ($500,000 + $100,000 reporting bonus)
Brandon Pettigrew — $250,000
Tony Scheffler — $500,000
Kyle Vanden Bosch — $2 million
John Wendling — $15,000

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  1. David Kline

    February 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    disagree, prob losing avril too

  2. Ron Wakefield

    February 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    So they are totally rebuilding? I can see a 2-14 season coming up! They won’t get me to a game next year. I’ll still watch them on TV though.

  3. Aj Newman

    February 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    its about time they let some dead weight go and bring on some new people

  4. Joe Keller

    February 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Too bad…I like the way Vanden Bosch played…all out effort…

  5. Bob Schoenberg

    February 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    this was one of the best pass rushers they had STUPID ! !

  6. Mike DeVilling

    February 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Vanden Bosch was a great effort guy, but he was not nearly as productive last year as he was the year before. It’s the right move.

  7. Brian Babbitt

    February 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    KVB is getting old get young now its working for other teams

  8. Don Nichols

    February 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    The start to another 10 year re-build? With the salaries of stafford, megatron, and SUH, without a very good draft, they will have a very hard time filling all these holes

  9. Gary Thiel

    February 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Hey Joe, he played hard but wasn’t getting any results!

  10. Jason Young

    February 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Good move. He was worthless last year. Dont give me the injury excuse either. When he was on the field he was non existent. Too old and slow too. Time to move on

  11. Tim Britton

    February 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Effort guy yes, but he is old. Not the same guy he once was. Only 3.5 sacks in 2012.

  12. Norman Paul-Eric Farmer

    February 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Cut the whole team.

  13. Norman Paul-Eric Farmer

    February 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I’ll give you all the effort in the word Joe, I’m still terrible at football!

  14. Detroit Sports Nation

    February 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    To be clear – this isn’t official yet – it is following multiple reports, but it is expected.

  15. Rodney Robak

    February 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    That’s ridiculous. He probably will go somewhere else and be great lol

  16. Matt Tebbe

    February 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Glad we got him when we did, but sadly his skills are on the decline and heart will only get you so far. Hopefully he left his mark on the younger players and wish him the best of luck…. if he is gone that is of course haha

  17. Mitchell Spillane

    February 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Smart move

  18. Pac Lolo Smk

    February 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    i guess u guys dont look at stats..kvb is still a good player..gunna miss him..cant afford it..

  19. Jason Young

    February 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Maybe as a backup. His first year in Detroit was great. This past year not so good. Good effort and work ethic, but getting up in age. Maybe a contender will pick him up.

  20. David Forgie

    February 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm


  21. Brian O'Keefe

    February 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    You people act like they’re tearing apart a championship team. Im glad they’re blowing it up. Still don’t trust their ability to draft though.

  22. Jason Guerriero Jr

    February 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    You guys that disagree know nothing about football. He was also owed like 10 mil this coming season. Worth nothing near that

  23. Steve Golac

    February 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm


  24. Vinny Stubbs

    February 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    i liked kyle his first year here

  25. Robert Furchi

    February 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Great influence and teacher but hes not as good as he use to be… Good Luck but its time to go KVB

  26. Mike Gibbons

    February 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Whoever liked him must have missed him run past the qb and rb every play, he was aweful this year, we need a real pass rusher

  27. Matt Consiglio Kukuk

    February 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    He would make a very good coach, Keep the cuts coming, wont be satisfied til i see ravoilis name.

  28. Edward Richardson

    February 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm


  29. Andrew Mona

    February 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    All you ppl who disagree with the move know nothing about football, they’re not letting current pro bowlers go, kvb doesn’t have it anymore ya he made a great effort every play but he didnt make the big plays now it’s time to bring in new ppl to IMPROVE the team

  30. Mark Norander

    February 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I liked KVB but that was way to much money that they can use in other areas

  31. Jim Cooke

    February 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    They are getting rid of the shittiest players. And they cost. Good moves and I want more. Roiola is next.

  32. Dakotah Kintigh

    February 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    is it possible for the lions to trade their pick for an already established secondary player?

  33. Michael Beck

    February 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Yeah he is in on every play but does nothing. We need another end to get loose from suhs double teams or draw a double team to get suh in there.

  34. Joe Keller

    February 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I agree his skills were declining and he is getting up there in age but the effort was still there. if the rest of the team put out his kind of effort, we would have been playing last Sunday night…

  35. Marc Charbonneau

    February 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    He didnt put in the effort def a good move here needed to be more of a leader wasn’t really effective in the pass rush or leading the def wasn’t the leader on the field you don’t get the job done you get released

  36. Jonas Kubina

    February 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Later captain red eye

  37. Kevin Drescher

    February 6, 2013 at 12:01 am

    gonna miss the guy.. but it was a goid move

  38. Arthur Walker

    February 6, 2013 at 2:30 am

    See ya , MR. RUN BY YOU!!

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