UPDATE II: KVB will reportedly make $10 million in the first year of his contract.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter is reporting that KVB's deal is worth $26 million.
It looks like Jim Schwartz's midnight visit to Kyle Vanden Bosch's house paid off, because the free agent defensive end just said on the radio that he has signed a four-year deal with the Lions. The expectation earlier this morning was that it was only a matter of time until Vanden Bosch signed with the Lions, and considering what he had to say on the radio about Schwartz's visit, it should come as no surprise that he is headed to Detroit.
The Boom King just announced on 104.5 here in Nashville that he has signed a 4 year deal with the Detroit Lions. He said that Jim Schwartz called him at 11:00 and said that he was outside the gate of the neighborhood and that they talked until about 2. KVB also said that Schwartzy told him he expects him to be the same player he was for 2 years ago. Good luck with that.
Assuming the Corey Williams trade becomes official, the Lions have upgraded their defensive line in a big way in the last 12 hours or so. The deal to acquire Williams added much-needed depth to the defensive tackle position, and signing KVB did the same thing for the defensive end position. I will admit that their recent struggles are a bit of a concern, but considering the extenuating circumstances and who the Lions had before them, I am more than happy with the additions.
I will have more on Vanden Bosch's deal when it is released.