When Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew sat down with beat reporters following the season and explained that
The first of those dominoes fell Tuesday when the team cut ties with right guard
The move saves the Lions $2.65 million toward the 2013 cap.
Peterman has been a mainstay upfront for the Lions the last three seasons, starting all 49 games (including playoffs) over that span, but Peterman struggled at times in 2012.
According to the website ProFootballFocus.com, he allowed 45 quarterback disruptions, which is an extremely high number for a guard and makes the point to what Mayhew was referring to following the season.
The Detroit Lions are likely to give
The Lions also save on a $500,000 roster bonus and $100,000 reporting bonus due Peterman by releasing him Tuesday.