After recording eight sacks in 2011, Vanden Bosch only mustered 3.5 in 2012. Vanden Bosch had signed a contract last offseason that would have given him a base salary of $7 million for 2013. Clearly, Detroit's decision was likely cap-driven.
The decision was hard for Vanden Bosch's teammate Cliff Avril to hear.
"Heard they just release the one guy that took me under his wing, a great teammate, a great person, my brother KVB...," Avril tweeted.