ALLEN PARK, MI - The Detroit Lions have released defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch.
Vanden Bosch signed a four-year contract with Detroit worth $26 million when he arrived as a free agent before the 2010 season. He quickly earned respect in the locker room, but the price tag may have been too high this year for the 34-year-old.
Vanden Bosch made 15 ½ sacks in 43 games for Detroit. He started all 16 games last season.
The Larchwood, Iowa native has earned three Pro Bowl selections in 11 NFL seasons.