ALLEN PARK, MICH. (AP)—Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch has agreed to a four-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz wanted the Tennessee Titans starter to open free agency, and has landed the Lions' top target with a personal touch. Schwartz was waiting in Nashville outside Vanden Bosch's home when free agency began. Vanden Bosch said on a radio program Friday morning the coach left a few hours later with only the final details to be worked out. Schwartz worked with Vanden Bosch when he was Titans defensive coordinator.
Vanden Bosch spent the past five seasons with the Titans, getting all of his 43½ career sacks. He was a first alternate for the AFC last season despite only three sacks and played in his third Pro Bowl in January.
The team also acquired DT Corey Williams and a 2010 seventh round draft choice from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2010 fifth round draft pick.
The Lions are declining to comment on reports that they have signed Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Nate Burleson.
The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press report that Detroit has signed Burleson to a 5-year, $25 million contract.
The Lions finished the 2009 season 2-14. They have the second overall pick in this year's NFL draft.