Vanden Bosch was docked $7,500 for unnecessary roughness - Vanden Bosch threw Bears RB Matt Forte to the ground late.|||||||
The incident happened last Sunday at Soldier Field.
Vanden Bosch is expected to go on injured reserve because of a bulging disk in his neck.|||||||
Vanden Bosch hasn't officially been added to the injured list, but coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday the defensive lineman was having neck surgery. Vanden Bosch missed last weekend's game against Chicago because of his injury. He started the first 11 games and had four sacks.
Vanden Bosch has agreed to a four-year deal with the Detroit Lions. Detroit coach Jim Schwartz wanted the Tennessee Titans starter to open free agency, and has landed the Lions' top target with a personal touch. Schwartz was waiting in Nashville outside Vanden Bosch's home when free agency began.|||||||
Vanden Bosch said on a radio program Friday morning the coach left a few hours later with only the final details to be worked out. Schwartz worked with Vanden Bosch when he was Titans defensive coordinator. Vanden Bosch spent the past five seasons with the Titans, getting all of his 43 1/2 career sacks. He was a first alternate for the AFC last season despite only three sacks and played in his third Pro Bowl in January.
Vanden Bosch will be unrestricted and able to sign with any team.|||||||
The Titans did not offer a tender to Vanden Bosch.
The NFL has fined Vanden Bosch $5,000 for his hit on Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning.|||||||
Vanden Bosch said Thursday he knows what the rule is on not hitting quarterbacks around the knees. But Vanden Bosch had been blocked and was going down as he grabbed Manning's legs in Sunday night's 31-9 loss to the Colts. Coach Jeff Fisher, co-chairman of the competition committee, said earlier this week that the rule states roughing the passer should not be called if a player is blocked into a quarterback.