When it comes down to it, the NFL is a business. Some roster moves are harder than others.
The Lions have cut veteran defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, according to reports.
It could not nave been an easy decision.
Vanden Bosch, 34, was brought in three seasons ago as a free agent. Coach Jim Schwartz made the trip to his home in Tennessee and was at his doorstep the minute free agency started. The two had worked together for years with the Tennessee Titans.
The wooing worked.
Vanden Bosch was brought in because he could still play. But almost as important he was such a good leader in the locker room. Totally professional.
Cliff Avril just tweeted that Vanden Bosch took him under his wing. He called him a great teammate and a great person.
With Vanden Bosch gone, the Lions will need someone on the defensive line to step up as a leader. Avril could do it, but he’s an unrestricted free agent and not a lock to return.
Earlier Tuesday the Lions cut right guard Stephen Peterman. On Monday they cut ties with wide receiver Titus Young.