Lions: Peterman released. Who’s next?*

The Detroit Lions’ release of receiver Titus Young on Monday was a purely character-based decision. Tuesday, the Lions are continuing to slash their roster — but in this case with an eye toward the salary cap.

Releasing right guard Stephen Peterman, as first reported by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, would save the Lions $ 3.25 million in cap space for 2013, according to data I’ve seen. Peterman started 48 consecutive games for the Lions over the past three years, but he is 31 and struggled as a pass blocker in 2012. – NFC North Blog

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