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             === Retooling Lions release Vanden Bosch, Peterman ===
 
 Allen  Park,  MI (Sports  Network) -  The Detroit  Lions continued their early
 offseason  roster purge  on  Tuesday,  with the  team  informing both  veteran
 defensive  end Kyle  Vanden Bosch and starting right guard Stephen Peterman of
 their release.
 
 The decisions come one day after the Lions placed wide receiver Titus Young on
 waivers following a turbulent season for the 2011 second-round draft pick.
 
 Vanden  Bosch's departure was fully expected with the 34-year-old coming off a
 drop  in  production this  past season and  set to cost  more than $10 million
 against the salary cap in 2013. The energetic lineman managed just 3 1/2 sacks
 --  less than  half of his 2011 total  of eight -- along with 36 tackles while
 starting all 16 games last year.
 
 The  12-year pro  signed with  the  Lions prior  to  the 2010  season after  a
 successful five-year stint in Tennessee, where Vanden Bosch played under then-
 Titans defensive coordinator and current Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz.
 
 The Lions will save $5 million towards next year's cap with the move.
 
 Peterman,  who was due a $2.65 million salary, started all 49 games (including
 one  playoff test) at  right guard for Detroit over the past three seasons and
 had been with the organization since 2006.
 
 Young  was cut  loose on  Monday, the  first day  the troublesome  wideout was
 eligible  to be  waived. The 23-year-old did  not play in the Lions' final six
 regular-season  contests as  a result of a series of incidents that included a
 sideline  altercation  with former  wide receivers coach  Shawn Jefferson in a
 Nov. 11 loss to Green Bay.
 
 
 
 02/05 16:38:08 ET