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87 Brandon Pettigrew TE

Detroit Lions

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Lions sit out several starters for preseason finale
by Igor Mello |

The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.

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Brandon Pettigrew fine with blocking more
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew is ceding his spot as the top pass-catching tight end to rookie Eric Ebron, notes the Detroit Free Press. Pettigrew is O.K. with blocking more.

"Whatever it is, I’m a team guy," he said. "You know that. Everybody here has the same goal. We’re trying to win."

Pettigrew signed a four-year, $16 million contract this offseason despite the fact that his receptions and yards have dropped three straight years.

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Brandon Pettigrew expecting more catches in 2014
by Larry Hartstein |

Under new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew anticipates more passes thrown his way. He had 41 catches last season, a big drop from the 71 and 83 receptions he made in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

“I think these guys kind of want to open up the game a little bit more,” Pettigrew told the team's website after re-signing with Detroit for $16 million over four years. “Spread the ball out a little bit more and try to get the tight ends the ball.

“Knowing what (Lombardi) is coming from (New Orleans), the expectation is that balls will be coming my way a little bit more. It sounds fun. It sounds exciting.“

Pettigrew, however, will continue to do a lot of blocking in the running game.

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Brandon Pettigrew stays with Lions
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew agreed to a four-year, $16-million deal to stay in Detroit on Thursday that includes $8 million guaranteed, reports the Detroit Free Press . Pettigrew was considering leaving the Lions for the Jets or the Raiders.

He had 41 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns in 2013. In five seasons, Pettigrew has 284 catches and 16 touchdowns.

He's expected to remain the No. 1 tight end but also share time with Joseph Fauria.

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Brandon Pettigrew to sign new deal soon
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Free agent tight Brandon Pettigrew could sign a new deal soon, reports the New York Daily News.

The report says Pettigrew is drawing interest from the Jets, Raiders and the Lions, his former team. He is expected to make his decision shortly, and the Jets would like to find an upgrade at the position.

Pettitgrew, 29, had 41 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games last season for the Lions. He has spent his entire five-year career in Detroit.

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2010Detroit Lions16167172210.23548035
2011Detroit Lions1616837779.42757037
2012Detroit Lions1411595679.62433033
2013Detroit Lions14144141610.13125019
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2012Detroit Lions1433.000000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1422.000000.0000
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