Lions re-sign tight end Brandon Pettigrew after he tests market as a free agent

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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2013 file photo, Detroit Lions' Brandon Pettigrew tries to leap over Green Bay Packers' Davon House after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Lions have re-signed Pettigrew to a $16 million, four-year contract. The person, who says $8 million is guaranteed, spoke Friday, March 14, 2014, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

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Detroit, desperate for success with only one playoff victory since 1957, also hopes Ndamukong Suh will sign a new contract to avoid having the defensive tackle count more than $20 million against the salary cap in 2014.

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