Stephen Peterman, Kyle Vanden Bosch released by Detroit Lions

Posted Feb 5, 2013

The Detroit Lions announced the release of Vanden Bosch and Peterman the day after teams were permitted to release players under contract

Allen Park, Mich. - The Detroit Lions announced today that they have released G Stephen Peterman and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch.

Peterman played the last seven years with the Lions after joining the club during the 2006 season. In those seven years, Peterman played in 87 games (86 starts) with Detroit.

He was the team’s starting right guard since entering the starting lineup in Week 4 of the 2007 season. Over the past three seasons (2010-12), Peterman started in all of the team’s 48 games, along with the Lions’ 2011 Wild Card game at New Orleans.

Overall, he has played in 90 career games (86 starts).

In 2004, Peterman was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. A knee injury slowed him down early in his career. He was released by the Cowboys in 2006 and signed to the Lions practice squad October 17, 2006. Peterman was elevated to the Lions 53-man active roster December 13, 2006.

Vanden Bosch signed with the Lions March 6, 2010 as an unrestricted free agent, and for the past three seasons he has helped the resurgence of the team’s defensive line.

During his time in Detroit, Vanden Bosch played in 43 games (43 starts) and had 120 tackles (32 solo) along with 15.5 sacks. Vanden Bosch also served as a three-time (2010-12) defensive captain for Detroit.

In 11 NFL seasons, Vanden Bosch has earned three Pro Bowl nods while collected 467 tackles (338 solo), 58 sacks, 9 pass defenses, 20 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 152 career games (137 starts).

In 2001, the Arizona Cardinals selected Vanden Bosch in the second round (34th overall) in the NFL Draft. He would play three seasons (2001-03) in Arizona before signing with the Tennessee Titans in 2004.

He would go on to play five seasons (2004-08) with the Titans and was a three-time captain. While in Tennessee, he was named a Pro Bowler during the 2005, 2007 and 2009 seasons.