QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 2 weeks ago

Pettigrew (knee) plans to be ready to go by the start of training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pettigrew suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the 2015-16 season, landing himself on injured reserve for the second half of the year. Considered the team's main blocking tight end prior to the injury, Pettigrew will have to battle with Eric Ebron and Tim Wright for snaps during the upcoming season. Pettigrew has already seen improvement in his ACL and is targeting the start of training camp for a return date, so look for further updates as camp approaches.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 5 months ago

Pettigrew (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Pettigrew sustained a torn ACL Sunday at St. Louis, the move is merely a bookkeeping measure by the Lions intended to open up a spot on the 53-man roster. The organization will use it to sign a tight end, Bear Pascoe, who is known for his blocking.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 5 months ago

Pettigrew suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's game against the Rams, NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pettigrew's rookie season in 2009 was ended prematurely by a torn ACL, so the 30-year-old's latest knee injury Sunday is something he's experienced before. No matter, Pettigrew won't be pleased by having his season ended early, and his seven catches (on 15 targets) for 67 yards and one touchdown this season evidence his steeply-declining production. With Pettigrew out, the Lions will hope even more that second-year tight end Eric Ebron can capitalize on added reps.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 5 months ago

Pettigrew left Sunday's loss to the Rams with a knee injury, mlive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Prior to his exit, Pettigrew caught just one pass for seven yards, with fellow TE Eric Ebron chipping in three catches for 27 yards in the contest.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 6 months ago

Pettigrew caught one pass off of two targets for 21 yards in Thursday's win over Philadelphia.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pettigrew has consistently seen more playing time than fellow tight end Eric Ebron during the Lions' three-game winning streak, finding himself on the field for more snaps in every game and by a total margin of 142 to 106, according to Pro Football Focus. During that same period, Ebron has seen more targets, 11 to seven. Pettigrew is clearly the blocker of the tight end duo, and new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, perhaps looking for more physicality from the offense, seems to be leaning more and more on him. That extended exposure should not be counted on, however, to deliver much fantasy production.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 7 months ago

Pettigrew (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in London.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The return of Pettigrew, who has recorded three catches for 29 yards in two games to date, bolsters the Lions' TE depth, but as long as Eric Ebron is healthy, Pettigrew is not a high-percentage fantasy play.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 7 months ago

Pettigrew (elbow) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in London.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After returning to a full practice Thursday, Pettigrew is on track to make his third appearance of the season. With Eric Ebron healthy, Pettigrew will mostly be resigned to a blocking role.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 7 months ago

Pettigrew (elbow) practiced in full Thursday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pettigrew appears to be building toward his first appearance since Week 5, but his presence behind Eric Ebron on the depth chart doesn't lend itself to a preponderance of targets. In two appearances this season, Pettigrew has managed to corral just three of six passes for 29 yards.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 7 months ago

Pettigrew (elbow) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pettigrew has already missed a combined five contests this season due to hamstring and knee concerns, but his upper body is now the issue for the veteran tight end. If he ends his absence at two games Sunday against the Chiefs in London, he's unlikely to be a factor in the offense, as the Lions' top pass-catchers are healthy at the moment.

QBrandon Pettigrew TE DET 7 months ago

Pettigrew (knee) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pettigre will sit for a fifth time in seven games, with his only appearances coming in Weeks 1 and 5. It's a small loss for the Detroit running game, but with Eric Ebron (knee) listed as probable, Pettigrew's limited receiving skills won't be missed.