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Brandon Pettigrew | Tight End

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 278
College: Oklahoma State
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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. Nov 1 - 8:05 AM

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

Pettigrew will likely serve as a sixth offensive lineman against the Chiefs.
Oct 30 - 3:27 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.
Oct 28 - 12:10 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.
Oct 23 - 4:02 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.
Oct 21 - 4:25 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.
Oct 19 - 12:48 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.
Oct 11 - 8:50 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.
Oct 11 - 3:25 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.
Oct 9 - 6:39 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.
Oct 9 - 2:01 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.
Oct 8 - 4:29 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.
Oct 7 - 4:14 PM

According to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo, the Lions are hoping to get TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) back Sunday against the Cardinals.

Now that Eric Ebron is dealing with a knee injury, Tim Wright is Detroit's only healthy tight end. Pettigrew tweaked his hamstring in Week 1 and hasn't been on the field since. He was targeted once in the Lions' season opener.
Oct 6 - 2:01 PM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Pettigrew hasn't practiced since Week 1 and remains week to week. The Lions' run blocking has taken a hit with Pettigrew sidelined. Pettigrew's absence locks Eric Ebron into an every-down role.
Oct 3 - 4:39 PM

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3.

With Pettigrew on the shelf last week, Eric Ebron played 90 percent of the Lions' offensive snaps. Ebron is in the TE1 mix this week against Denver.
Sep 25 - 3:59 PM

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QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Lance Moore
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
WR31Lance Moore
TE1Eric Ebron
2Tim Wright
3Brandon Pettigrew
LT1Riley Reiff
2Corey Robinson
LG1Laken Tomlinson
C1Travis Swanson
RG1Manuel Ramirez
2Larry Warford
RT1Cornelius Lucas
2LaAdrian Waddle
K1Matt Prater