Former Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew officially passed through waivers unclaimed on Monday and is now an unrestricted free agent.
Last week, the Lions reportedly cleaned out Pettigrew’s locker in recent days before waiving him from the non-football injury list.
Pettigrew, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2009. He was in the third year of his four-year, $16 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $3.65 million for the 2016 season when he and the Lions agreed to a slightly reworked contract.
According to Field Yates, Pettigrew was due a non-guaranteed base salary of $3.65 million for 2016. However, the two parties have agreed to add a $2.2 million salary split while on the PUP list and had $1.2 million of his contract fully guaranteed.
The Lions placed Pettigrew on the PUP list coming out of the preseason, as he was still working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last year.
In 2015, Pettigrew totaled seven receptions for 67 yards receiving and a single touchdown over the course of eight games.