DETROIT - OCTOBER 31: Kyle Vanden Bosch #93 of the Detroit Lions hits Donovan McNabb #5 of the Washington Redskins during the first quarter of the game at Ford Field on October 31 2010 in Detroit Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions, Kyle Vanden Bosch Restructure Contract To Get Under Salary Cap

The Detroit Lions will save approximately $3 million after restructuring the contract of defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch

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Kyle Vanden Bosch Contract: DE Restructures Contract To Get Lions Under Cap

The Detroit Lions were reportedly $700,000 over the NFL's salary cap heading into the 2012 season, but they have remedied that issue by restructuring the contract of defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch. The routine maneuver will save the Lions $3 million against this year's cap.

Vanden Bosch's base salary is $5 million for each of the next two seasons, with a $2 million-plus bonus that brings the cap hit to over $7 million for both this year and next year. It has not yet been revealed what exactly the Lions did to reduce that cap hit, but it likely involves some sort of deferment.

In 2010, Vanden Bosch signed a four-year contract with the Lions, worth up to $26 million. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season.

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Detroit Lions Reportedly Over NFL's Salary Cap

The Detroit Lions are approximately $700,000 over the NFL's salary cap and will need to get back under it by Wednesday.

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