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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.
Asked about Lions cash/cap savings on Kyle Vanden Bosch: $7M cash, $4.9625M cap (if a non-June 1 release)
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) February 5, 2013
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.
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