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




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

  2. 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 >:-||

  3. 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


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