The Detroit Lions are continuing to overhaul their roster and have cut yet another player, informing defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosh that he has been released by the team. Vanden Bosch’s release comes less than 24 hours after the Lions severed ties with troubled wide receiver Titus Young and the same day the club informed offensive tackle Stephen Peterman that he is also out of a job.
Vanden Bosch’s release shouldn’t come as two big of a surprise, as the Lions are in serious need of some cash if they want to avoid gutting their roster entirely. Fellow defensive end Cliff Avril will need to be re-signed this offseason and the Lions are working out a long term deal for quarterback Matthew Stafford as well.
There’s also now the matter of signing a wide receiver now that Young has been cut and the depth at the position is insanely thin.
Detroit could end up moving in an entirely new direction with their defensive line, as the only man with a secure job is Ndamukong Suh, and with his behavioral issues, even he could be on the chopping block in the future. Detroit pick fifth in this April’s draft and they’ve been eyeballing Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore, but could end up settling for Barkevious Mingo or someone else that shoots up draft boards as we approach April.
Either way, the Lions are looking to get younger on defense in an effort to avoid the embarrassment they suffered this past season. Don’t worry about Vanden Bosch, he’ll find work before the offseason is through, it’s the Lions and their salary that needs to be watched as we move forward.