Brandon Pettigrew staying in Detroit

Updated: March 14, 2014, 12:24 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have retained their starting tight end, agreeing to a four-year contract with Brandon Pettigrew, the team announced Friday.

The Detroit Free Press reported the deal is worth $16 million, with $8 million guaranteed.

"I love the city. I'm grateful for being able to be here. The city is going through changes as is the organization," Pettigrew told the club's website.

The Lions needed to re-sign Pettigrew or find another tight end ...

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