The Ravens aren’t finished partying yet, but the rest of the league is moving on with offseason business.
The Lions have made a second cut already, parting ways with right guard Stephen Peterman, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. They released wide receiver Titus Young because he was a pain in the rear, but Peterman’s release was more about the wallet.
The 31-year-old Peterman had started every game at right guard the last three seasons, but the Lions are looking to get younger and cheaper there.
It could be the start of a makeover for a group that didn’t exactly help Matt Stafford last year. Right tackle Gosder Cherilus is a free agent, left tackle Jeff Backus turns 36 and they have last year’s first-rounder Riley Reiff waiting in the wings after spending last year as a reserve.
Cutting Peterman keeps the Lions from paying a $500,000 roster bonus, and carves $3.2 million worth of salary cap space off the books for a team with many bigger deals to do.