PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
5 days 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.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
1 month 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.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
3 months ago

Pettigrew (knee) continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered last December, but he's not expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pettigrew's timetable a month ago projected the tight end to be ready for a return by late-July, but the team is expected to take it slow as he endures a lengthy recovery process. Eric Ebron will have additional time to solidify his place as the Lions' main pass-catching option at tight end.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
4 months ago

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

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.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
8 months ago

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

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.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
8 months ago

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

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.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
9 months ago

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

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.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
9 months ago

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

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.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
10 months ago

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

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.

PUPBrandon Pettigrew
TE DET (10)
10 months ago

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

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.