Lions waive TE Brandon Pettigrew

Posted at 3:39 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 15:39:16-05

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) -- The Lions waived tight end Brandon Pettigrew from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list on Friday.

Pettigrew, drafted by Detroit in 2009, did not play a game in 2016. He began the season on the PUP list with a 2015 ACL injury.

During his 93 career regular-season games with the Lions, Pettigrew caught 301 passes for 2,965 yards and 17 touchdowns. 2015 was Pettigrew's least-productive season of activity, catching just seven passes for 67 yards and a touchdown over eight games.