ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The fans are kept out, the decorations are down, and the intensity is kicking up a notch.
Sounds like a perfect environment for Kyle Vanden Bosch to return.
Monday, the Lions defensive end worked out with the team for the first time since the preseason began.
"He did some individual today so yeah, that’s part of his progression back," head coach Jim Schwartz said.
Vanden Bosch had missed time with a knee injury, and was sidelined for both of the team's preseason games. He sat out during team drills Monday, but his return brought a feeling only he could provide.
"I try to play at the level he plays at because you don't see nobody in the NFL history that plays with the motor that guy has," defensive end Willie Young said.
Minutes into his first position drill, Vanden Bosch looked around, pounded his chest, and shouted. The defensive line group responded high fives and yelling alike.
Vanden Bosch has missed most of camp, giving Young time to take more snaps on the outside.
"It's his twelfth season, and I'm trying to live up to it, the way he plays. It's a toll on me, but I'm trying to live up to it," Young said.
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