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Lions Place DE Armonty Bryant & CB Quandre Diggs On I.R., TE Brandon Pettigrew Placed On NFI List

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they have placed DE Armonty Bryant and CB Quandre Diggs on injured reserve and TE Brandon Pettigrew on the non-football injury list.

Bryant, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Browns back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.221 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.

The Browns elected to waive him recently and was claimed by the Lions earlier in the week after severing a suspension to open the year. Bryant was once again suspended three games for violating the NFL’s substances of abuse policy, which led to the Lions placing him on the reserve/suspended list earlier in the month.

Detroit later received a roster exemption for Bryant before activating him last week.

In 2016, Bryant has appeared in five games for the Lions and recorded five tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble.

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.

Diggs, 23, is a former sixth-round pick of the Lions back in May of last year. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2.395 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $525,000 and $615,000 over the next two years.

Diggs, unfortunately, suffered a season-ending pectoral injury during Sunday’s win over the Saints.

In 2016, Diggs appeared in 12 games for the Lions and recorded 44 tackles, no interceptions, a forced fumble and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 106 cornerback out of 122 qualifying players.

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