Video: Lions' Vanden Bosch is in shape

Many of you are no doubt familiar with Matt Bowen, a former NFL safety who spent two seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He is now based in the Chicago area and writes for the National Football Post.

In his most recent blog post, (hat tip to Sidelion Report), Bowen recounted his week at the LeVar Woods Football Academy in Iowa this summer. The week included an impromptu race against Detroit Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch: A 300-yard shuttle drill often used as a conditioning test.

Bowen is 34. His playing weight was 207 pounds. Vanden Bosch is 32 and 278 pounds.

In all fairness, Bowen hasn't had to worry about being in football shape for five years. Regardless, the race was no contest. Lions coach Jim Schwartz can rest assured that at least one of his players is in pretty good shape with training camps scheduled to open in a month or so.