Although Pettigrew (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, he remains on the PUP list, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. 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.
Pettigrew (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. 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.
Pettigrew (knee) was seen working out on the sidelines during Wednesday's practice, MLive.com reports. 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.
Pettigrew (knee - ACL) could return to practice in two weeks, the Oakland Press reports. 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.
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. 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.
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