Lions sign rookie TE Pettigrew to 5-year contract

Jul 31, 2009 - 11:06 PM ALLEN PARK, Mich.(AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick tight end Brandon Pettigrew to a five-year contract.

The team did not disclose terms of the deal on Friday.

The Lions have all of their rookies signed heading into the first practice on Saturday.

Pettigrew was selected 20th overall by Detroit with its second selection of the first round. He finished his career at Oklahoma State ranked ninth in receiving with 1,450 yards.

The team also released rookie free agent LB Spenser Smith (Eastern Michigan).

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