BREAKING: Detroit Lions to release TE Brandon Pettigrew

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It just wasn’t meant to be.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit Lions have decided to move on from tight end Brandon Pettigrew just a day after he was placed on the nonfootball injury list.

Birkett noted that Pettigrew’s locker has been cleaned out at the Lions practice facility in Allen Park and that it seems like just a matter of time before they announce he is being released.

“We made a decision on him,” Caldwell said. “I think it’s been reported, and that’s about all we can say on the matter. It was best for us.”

Pettigrew, who is 31-years-old, was drafted 20th overall by the Lions in the 1st Round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Since then, he has played in 93 regular season games, catching 301 passes for 2965 yards and 17 touchdowns.