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Kyle Vanden Bosch

Kyle Vanden Bosch - #93 - DE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 278 lbs.
Birthday 11/17/1978
Birthplace Larchwood, IA
College Nebraska
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 2nd round, 3rd pick by Cardinals

Lions release DE Vanden Bosch

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Lions informed DE Kyle Vanden Bosch he will be released, Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports first reported.

Vanden Bosch restructures salary to help Lions

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Veteran DE Kyle Vanden Bosch reportedly restructured his contract Thursday to give the Lions much-needed salary-cap relief.

Lions' Vanden Bosch having productive season

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch has had one of his most productive seasons from a pass-rushing standpoint, recording eight sacks — one in eight separate games.

Moore, Stafford fined for last Sunday's fight

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The NFL handed out fines on Friday for a fight between players from the Bears and Lions in last Sunday's game.

Lions-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
Mike Martz needs to stick to the script that has helped the Bears improve their pass protection over the past three games.

Lions intent on keeping relentless Vanden Bosch fresh

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Lions will lighten DE Kyle Vanden Bosch's practice workload this season with the hope of ensuring one of the NFL's high-motor players will be as strong as possible on game days.

Fairley shocking DL developments in Detroit

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Let me get this straight … you could see Ndamukong Suh, Corey Williams, Nick Fairley and Kyle Vanden Bosch on the field at the same time? The Lions got a steal.

Don’t overlook pass rusher for Lions

Posted April 17, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With all the talk about cornerback, offensive line and linebacker as the Lions' top needs heading into the draft, don't rule out a front-four addition with the team's first pick.

Cowboys' Spencer struggled due to lack of 'focus'

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The drop-off in play by Dallas OLB Anthony Spencer in 2010 was mostly the result of a lack of focus, teammate DeMarcus Ware told PFW, according to NFC Whispers.

Suh credits Williams, Vanden Bosch for growth

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
In racking up a slew of awards following his standout rookie season, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has deflected a great deal of praise on others who helped him be so successful so fast.

Sleeper in Vikings' QB derby: Bomar

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
One roster addition that went under the radar for many fans was Minnesota's signing of QB Rhett Bomar off the Giants' practice squad in December, but we hear Bomar could compete for more than a backup role with the ...

Lions place DE Vanden Bosch on I.R.

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Lions lost another defensive starter for the season on Wednesday, placing DE Kyle Vanden Bosch on injured reserve.

Peppers, L.T. top free-agent pickups

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
For this week's NFList, we polled the PFW staff to determine who were the best free-agent acquisitions of 2010. Topping the list is Bears DE Julius Peppers, the highest-priced signee of all.

Lions trying to find ways to win

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
One of the greatest chores for a young head coach is to try to find ways to teach his team how to win games, which is the Lions' biggest problem now.

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 12 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Lions defensive line vs. Patriots offensive line

Cunningham credits Kocurek for Lions' DL creativity

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
Given all the talent the Lions have on their defensive line, it's easy to just line them up and let them go. But in Week Eight, they were very creative with their fronts.

Lions start remake of defense

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
In the course of 24 hours, the Lions made two moves to help bolster their defense, starting with the front four.

Lions continue overhaul with DE Vanden Bosch

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Reports say that the Lions have made yet another strong offseason move, signing Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch to a contract Friday morning.

Can Vanden Bosch remain an impact player?

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch enters free agency with a strong overall résumé and a reputation as a hard worker, but he comes off a three-sack season in 2009.


Posted Nov. 18, 2011
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.
Posted Dec. 05, 2010
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.
Posted March 05, 2010
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.
Posted March 04, 2010
Vanden Bosch will be unrestricted and able to sign with any team.||||||| The Titans did not offer a tender to Vanden Bosch.
Posted Oct. 15, 2009
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.