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Brandon Pettigrew | Tight End | #87

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 278
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (20) / DET
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The Lions could move on from TE Brandon Pettigrew this offseason.
Pettigrew had December ACL surgery and is due $3.65 million. He’s unlikely to be back given Detroit’s cap situation. Releasing Pettigrew would create more snaps for Eric Ebron. Jan 22 - 8:08 PM
Source: MLive.com

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Lions coach Jim Caldwell confirmed TE Brandon Pettigrew is done for the year with a torn ACL in his left knee.

He will find his way to injured reserve soon. Pettigrew tore the same ACL as a rookie in 2009 and has now torn his ACL three times in total. A purely blocking tight end who will be 31 in February, Pettigrew is set to make $3.65 million next season. It would not be surprising if the new front office decides to move on.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Brandon Pettigrew left the Lions' Week 14 game against the Rams with a knee injury.

Pettigrew never returned. He caught his only target for seven yards before exiting in the second quarter. With Pettigrew hurt and Tim Wright inactive, Eric Ebron is Detroit's only available tight end.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Brandon Pettigrew (knee) is officially active for Week 8 against the Chiefs.

Pettigrew's biggest fantasy impact will be limiting the snaps of Eric Ebron, who had become a near every-down player in Pettigrew's absence. Ebron is still a low-end TE1, but his opportunities could be limited. Detroit declared LB DeAndre Levy, CB Rashean Mathis, WR T.J. Jones, DT Khyri Thornton, TE Tim Wright, OT Corey Robinson and DT Gabe Wright inactive for Week 8 against Kansas City.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 08:05:00 AM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) is listed as probable for Week 8.

Pettigrew will likely serve as a sixth offensive lineman against the Chiefs.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 03:27:00 PM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) returned to practice on Wednesday.

It looks like he's on track to return Sunday against Kansas City after missing the last two games with a knee injury. Pettigrew doesn't make much fantasy noise these days. He's only caught three passes for 29 yards this year.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) is out for Week 7 against the Vikings.

Pettigrew hasn't practiced since suffering a setback at the team's walkthrough on Saturday. Eric Ebron's return this week should make up for Pettigrew's absence.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 04:02:00 PM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) did not practice Wednesday.

Pettigrew was inactive after suffering a setback on Saturday. His Week 7 status is in doubt. The Lions are hoping to get Eric Ebron (knee) back this week.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) suffered a setback during Saturday's walkthrough.

The Lions thought he would be able to play through the injury against the Bears, but he was declared inactive before the game. With Eric Ebron (knee) also sidelined, Tim Wright was the only tight end on the active roster Week 6. Ebron should be able to return this week, but Pettigrew's status is up in the air.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 12:48:00 PM

Brandon Pettigrew snared three of five targets for 29 yards in the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Cardinals.

Normally just a blocking tight end, Sunday’s chaos allowed Pettigrew to see a few more targets than usual. Even the most desperate of fantasy owners won’t consider him against the Bears next week.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 08:50:00 PM

Brandon Pettigrew is active for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

While not a fantasy contributor, Pettigrew is a solid blocker who can open up holes in the running game. He'll be an every-down player in Eric Ebron's absence.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) is probable for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

With Eric Ebron sidelined, Pettigrew will have an every-down role after missing the last three games. Tim Wright will serve as Detroit's move tight end.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals.

He hasn't seen the field since Week 1. Pettigrew won't see many targets from Matthew Stafford but his blocking presence should help the Lions' running game, which has struggled to this point.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 02:01:00 PM

Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

He's on track to return Sunday against the Cardinals. It's good timing because Eric Ebron just went out with a knee injury. Pettigrew will play a blocking role with Tim Wright serving as Detroit's receiving tight end.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Lions are hoping to get Pettigrew back this week with Eric Ebron (knee) sidelined. His return to practice puts him on track to play. Pettigrew will have a limited pass-game role if active, but should upgrade the Lions' run blocking.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 04:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Joique Bell
4Zach Zenner
5George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Calvin Johnson
2T.J. Jones
3Ryan Spadola
4Austin Willis
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Corey Washington
WR31T.J. Jones
TE1Eric Ebron
2Brandon Pettigrew
3Tim Wright
4Jordan Thompson
5Casey Pierce
LT1Riley Reiff
2Corey Robinson
3Tyrus Thompson
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Darren Keyton
C1Travis Swanson
2Gabe Ikard
3Braxston Cave
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Michael Ola
2Cornelius Lucas
3Lamar Holmes
K1Matt Prater