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Lions release TE Andrew Quarless

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Andrew Quarless

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have released tight end Andrew Quarless.

The move comes the day Quarless’ two-game suspension ended. That ban stemmed from a July 2015 incident where he was charged with discharging a firearm in public outside a Miami Beach nightclub. He pleaded no contest, and was given one-year probation.

The Lions currently have four other tight ends on the roster. Eric Ebron serves as the team’s starter with Khari Lee, Orson Charles and Cole Wick sharing backup duties.

Wick missed Sunday’s game against the Titans with a shoulder injury. Lee played 20 offensive snaps in the loss, but wasn’t targeted in the passing game. Charles, who was inactive Week 1, was limited to special teams work.

The Lions also have veteran Brandon Pettigrew on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from an ACL tear suffered last December. The earliest he can return to the field would be Week 7, when Detroit hosts Washington on Oct.23.

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