OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
38 minutes ago

Pettigrew (knee) was waived from the Lions' reserve/non-football injury list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Pettigrew's release comes as expected, and will now enable to him sign with another team. Although the 2009 first-rounder is reportedly fully healthy, he hasn't played this season and boasts just 17 receptions from the two campaigns prior.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
22 hours ago

The Lions are expected to release Pettigrew (knee) in the near future, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

One day removed from his placement on the reserve/non-football injury list, Pettigrew's stall in the locker room was empty and sans nameplate Wednesday. Although Pettigrew is believed to be healthy, the Lions apparently are moving forward with Eric Ebron as their top tight end. Once the release is finalized, Pettigrew will likely land with another organization to serve as depth.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
3 days ago

Pettigrew (knee) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pettigrew was placed on the physically unable to perform list at the beginning of the season as he continued to nurse an ACL tear he suffered almost a year ago. The tight end returned to practice two weeks ago but was never activated off the PUP list, which doesn't bode well for his chances to play this season.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
2 weeks ago

Although Pettigrew (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, he remains on the PUP list, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The activity marks Pettigrew's first since tearing the ACL in his left knee last Dec. 13. A resident of the PUP list since training camp kicked off, his window to receive clearance for game action has been opened, giving the Lions 21 days to determine whether that comes to fruition. If it does, he'll serve as a blocking complement to starting tight end Eric Ebron.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
2 weeks ago

Pettigrew (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Lions had to decide whether to activate Pettigrew from the PUP list or place him on injured reserve by Tuesday, and they opted for the former. It seems unlikely Pettigrew will be able to play this week with the Lions playing Thursday, but it should not be long before he is able to get on the field. When he does, he will slot in as a reserve tight end behind starter Eric Ebron.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
1 month ago

Pettigrew (knee) was seen working out on the sidelines during Wednesday's practice, MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pettigrew has spent almost an entire year in recovery from 2015's season-ending ACL tear. However, he appears very close to a return, although the Lions still haven't provided a definite timetable for such.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
2 months ago

Pettigrew (knee - ACL) could return to practice in two weeks, the Oakland Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pettigrew, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee last season, has resided on the Lions' PUP list thus far into the 2016 campaign. When he's able to return, he'll likely provide an instant upgrade to Detroit's blocking efforts in both the running game as well as pass protection due to his nature as an in-line blocking specialist. However, with Eric Ebron (knee) in the fold, Pettigrew faces long odds at achieving fantasy relevance.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
3 months ago

Pettigrew (knee) will open the regular season on the PUP list, ruling him out for the first six weeks, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in December, the 31-year-old Pettigrew can be ruled out for at least the first six games of the season. With Eric Ebron (ankle) uncertain for Week 1 and both Orson Charles and Andrew Quarless suspended, the Lions may have to start Cole Wick or Adam Fuehne, both undrafted rookies. If Ebron isn't ready, the team could rely on more formations with four wide receivers or two running backs.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
4 months ago

Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to say whether Pettigrew (knee) will begin the 2016 season on Detroit's reserve/PUP list, the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pettigrew suffered a torn ACL last December and began training camp on the team's PUP list. However, the decision to place him on this specific list may ultimately be contingent on the status of fellow TE Eric Ebron (ankle). Should Ebron be healthy enough to play from the onset of the regular season, Detroit could have added incentive to shelf Pettigrew on the PUP list through Week 6 in order to ensure the veteran's return to full health.

OUTBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
5 months ago

Pettigrew has been placed on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of Detroit's training camp.

EDGE Analysis

Pettigrew has been recovering from a ACL tear he suffered in December of last season. Though he's made steady progress, he isn't ready to practice quite yet, but he will participate with the team in all meetings during the preseason and training camp. He'll be looking to return as soon as possible to compete with Eric Ebron and Tim Wright, who'll share first team reps while Pettigrew is sidelined.