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.
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
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.
Pettigrew has been placed on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of Detroit's training camp.
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.
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
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