Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have released G Stephen Peterman


The Detroit Lions have released G Stephen Peterman.

Detroit Lions release guard Stephen Peterman

– AP File Photo

One day after cutting ties with wide receiver Titus Young, the Lions organization continued to trim the fat. Stephen Peterson has been with the team since 2006, has started every game for the last 3 years and today, he finds himself looking for a new job. Cutting Peterson not only saves the Lions $3.25 million next season, it also shows that the Lions are making a concentrated effort to shore up the Offensive line. Peterson allowed more quarterback pressure than any starting guard during the 2012 season.

It seems as though Brian Xanders has had quite the immediate impact on the Detroit Lions organization. While the decision to add or cut ties with personnel ultimately comes down to Martin Mayhew, there can be no question as to the influence at work here. I would not be surprised to see more veterans cut in the following days/weeks. Take a look at the following seven players set to receive roster bonuses come March 12th and you tell ME who you think will be here come training camp.

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. Erik Dobrauer

    February 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Ford! Wait.. yah, probably not.

  2. Ryan Harbour

    February 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm


  3. Matt Bush

    February 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I’m surprised he didn’t start packing yesterday, seeing as he always starts early

  4. Cory Cothron

    February 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm


  5. Brad Wheeler

    February 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Definitely Logan…good one Matt

  6. Dakotah Kintigh

    February 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    not a bad move. the lions need change. at almost every position. wouldn’t be surprised to see big changes on defense.

  7. Todd Wiik

    February 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm


  8. Carlos Shabo

    February 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Hope he doesnt HOLD a grudge…

  9. Eddie Maynard

    February 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    when you have to caps the kicker to a joke its not funny

  10. Adam Bujalski

    February 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    KVB is gone

  11. Derrick L. Davis

    February 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    they all suck IT ( OLine )……. Keep Sims, and Reiff, and shhtcan th rest of em. Thas thee only way t get a REAL change happnin up front where they need it worse. IMV >:-||

  12. Jesse Dieterman

    February 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    KVB per USA Today.

  13. Dan Davis

    February 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I hope With the first few draft picks we draft defense .. our d sucked donkey balls last year. I don’t care weather we draft milliner from bama, or Te’o from ND, or a pass rusher but I hope we overload on defense in the draft. We can take care of the o line and wr in free agency

  14. Matt Mumby

    February 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Should of fired The Schwartz he is a dumbass

  15. Danny Walker Jr.

    February 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Hopefully Raiola

  16. David Arlow

    February 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm


  17. Todd Rabideau

    February 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    We need a new Center. Bigger stronger faster….!!!

  18. Terry Tripp

    February 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    The entire team needs to go with the exception of maybe 10 players

  19. Bj Ouellette

    February 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Logan and Suh

  20. Mitchell Myers

    February 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    bout time, and release suh? are you f’ing retarded? people are pathetic…

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