Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/30/14
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The Detroit Lions are starting to purge their roster as the league prepares to roll into the free agency portion of the year. The Lions could use some help via free agency, but they are currently trying to clear up some salary cap issues. Last week, the team parted ways with veteran defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and they are hoping to enter talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford in order to work out a contract extension. Vanden Bosch, a team leader and high motor player, only recorded 3.5 sacks in 2012 and was set to count $10.7 million against Detroit’s salary cap this season. With Cliff Avril a free agent and Vanden Bosch’s decreasing production on the field, he was simply not worth that number. The Lions are now attempting to try to get a new long-term deal done with QB Matthew Stafford. According to the team’s official website, Stafford is set to count $20 million against the team’s cap number next season. Stafford is a solid quarterback. Now that the injury issues are behind...
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