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Lions notes: Brandon Pettigrew appears done in Detroit

Not only did the Lions place their veteran tight end on the nonfootball injury reserve list, but they cleaned out his locker.

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  • It was a significant surprise on Monday when the Detroit Lions chose not to activate Brandon Pettigrew from the PUP list and placed him on nonfootball injury list, ending his season. Well, it appears the Lions took things a step further with Pettigrew:

Cleaning out Pettigrew’s locker doesn’t appear to just be a symbolic thing. According to Dave Birkett, Pettigrew has played his last game as a Detroit Lion and is expected to be released soon.

  • On Sunday, Darius Slay shadowed rookie Michael Thomas for nearly the entire game. Let’s see how that worked out:

  • Speaking of which, Slay may be the best cornerback in the NFC right now:

  • We’ve seen the Lions dial up a lot of different blitzes lately. This is probably why:

  • The Lions have been one of the lowest spenders over the past four years: