Lions cut Titus Young to remove a 'distraction'

Updated: February 7, 2013, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have wasted little time reshaping their roster, hoping to get the franchise back in the right direction after it took a step back last season.

Detroit cut Titus Young, a second-round pick two years ago, and released two veteran starters, Kyle Vanden Bosch and guard Stephen Peterman, from both sides of the line.

"We need to make changes," Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Thursday. "Obviously, things aren't going in the right direction."

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