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Detroit Lions cut veteran starters Vanden Bosch, Peterman

The Detroit Lions have released two veteran starters, cutting defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and guard Stephen Peterman on Tuesday.

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. Peterman, who turned 31 last month, also started all 16 games.

The Lions went 4-12 last season. They released wide receiver Titus Young on Monday.