Posts Tagged ‘Brian Xanders’

On the Release of Peterman and VandenBosch

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Lions GM Martin Mayhew has made the tough choices needed to progress (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

A day after releasing malcontent wideout Titus Young, the Lions made two more moves with much broader significance on Tuesday. Two longtime starters, right guard Stephen Peterman and defensive end Kyle VandenBosch, were released by GM Martin Mayhew.

On the surface, these moves are all about saving money under the salary cap. The constraints forced on the Lions having to pay over $50M of the approximately $122M cap number to just three players (Stafford, Suh, Johnson) mean that pennies must be pinched. Young’s release did little to impact that bottom line, but the Tuesday moves are a significant step forward in cap reduction.

What Brian Xanders Means in Detroit

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The Lions made a fairly unexpected splash by bringing in former Broncos GM Brian Xanders as Senior Personnel Executive under GM Martin Mayhew. His role is being described as overhauling and modernizing the scouting system for the team, both at the collegiate and pro levels.

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