Practice Report: Pettigrew, Levy still out

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Tight end Brandon Pettigrew and linebacker DeAndre Levy missed their second day of practice this week on Thursday.

They were among four starters missing for the Lions along with receiver Calvin Johnson and cornerback Rashean Mathis, who practiced and spoke with the media Wednesday.

Also not practicing were safety John Wendling and cornerback Darius Slay. Slay was there, but off to the side working with trainers as he rehabs from a torn right meniscus.

Detroit also signed tight end Matt Veldman to the practice squad and bumped receiver Patrick Edwards to the practice squad injured reserve.