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87 Brandon Pettigrew TE

Detroit Lions

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Own%Start%
7%2%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
1410707.004

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Lions' Caldwell considers Pettigrew a 'foundation'-type player
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew had his worst season from a statistical standpoint in 2014, totaling a career-low 10 catches for 70 yards and no touchdowns. His numbers aren't expected to improve dramatically in 2015 since the Lions want to get second-year tight end Eric Ebron more involved in the passing game.

Still, coach Jim Caldwell holds Pettigrew in high regard.

"I think he's an iron man," Caldwell said, per MLive.com. "(He did a) tremendous job. Got a lot of respect for that man. Let me tell you something, he was tough. He was gritty. And I think those guys are the kinds of guys you can build a foundation upon.

"He's one of those guys."

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Jim Caldwell still angry about PI call, supports replay review
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, still upset about the pass-interference flag officials picked up in the fourth quarter of Sunday's playoff loss at Dallas, suggested video replay be used on critical calls like that one, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

"I think, without question, it was probably not officiated correctly in my estimation,” Caldwell said Monday. "Nevertheless, I do think in this day and age, with modern times where we have technology that can take out the human factor in certain key situations in big games, that we should use that technology to do so."

Detroit led 20-17 and had third-and-1 at the Cowboys' 46-yard line when linebacker Anthony Hitchens was called for pass interference against tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Officials reversed themselves and picked up the flag, prompting a Lions punt. Sam Martin shanked it, the Cowboys drove for a touchdown and held on to win 24-20.

"I'm angry about it, and trying to keep my composure here, but I'm probably angry for our team, and the fans," Caldwell said. "That's the thing that stirs your blood."

Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president for officiating, said Hitchens should have been penalized for defensive holding. That would have given the Lions a first down, putting them near field-goal range.

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NFL issues clarification on controversial Lions-Cowboys game
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Wanting to clear up any misconceptions regarding referee Pete Morelli’s decision to not flag the Cowboys for pass interference during the Lions-Cowboys game Sunday, NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said on the NFL Network it was a judgment call.

Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens was covering Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew on a third-and-one play in the fourth quarter when a flag was thrown for an alleged pass interference. After convening, the referees determined there was no penalty on the play and the Lions punted. The Cowboys would go on to win the game, but controversy over the call did not end.

Hitchens did not play the ball and appeared to be face-guarding, but Blandino said that is not a foul in the NFL. However, Blandino said Hitchens should have been called for defensive holding before the pass was thrown.

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Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (head) returns to Wild Card game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has returned to Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys.

Pettigrew was evaluated for a concussion and deemed questionable to return, so his presence on the field means he must have passed testing. He has caught his only target in the game, gaining 11 yards.

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Lions' Pettigrew, Whitehead, Carey questionable to return Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, linebacker Tahir Whitehead and strong safety Don Carey are questionable to return to Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys, the team announced.

Pettigrew is being evaluated for a concussion. Whitehead and Carey are dealing with dehydration.

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Schedule
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2009Detroit Lions11113034611.53023020
2010Detroit Lions16167172210.23548035
2011Detroit Lions1616837779.42757037
2012Detroit Lions1411595679.62433033
2013Detroit Lions14144141610.13125019
2014Detroit Lions14910707.0130004
TOTAL857729428989.93516260148
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Detroit Lions1110.010000.0000
2010Detroit Lions1611.000000.0000
2011Detroit Lions1644.000000.0000
2012Detroit Lions1433.000000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1422.000000.0000
2014Detroit Lions1411.000000.0000
TOTAL851211.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Detroit Lions1110010010
2010Detroit Lions1600000000
2011Detroit Lions1600000000
2012Detroit Lions1442000000
2013Detroit Lions1411000000
2014Detroit Lions1400000000
TOTAL8563010010
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/275
Birthdate:
2/23/1985
Age:
30
Hometown:
Tyler, TX, USA
School:
Oklahoma State
NFL Experience:
7
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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