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Lions cut Vanden Bosch, Peterman

Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 12:20am  ET

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions released two veteran starters Tuesday, cutting defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and guard Stephen Peterman.

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 will be missed by teammates, if a post on the Twitter account of defensive end Cliff Avril is any indication.

"Heard they just (released) the one guy that took me under his wing, a great teammate, a great person, my brother KVB," the message said.

Avril signed a one-year franchise tender before last season, so it's not clear whether he'll be back either.

Vanden Bosch made 15
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