Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, The Detroit News reports.
Wednesday marks Pettigrew's first practice since sustaining the hamstring injury Sept. 13, and he could be ready for the Lions' Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals .
Fellow tight end Eric Ebron (knee) is also banged up and expected to sit out a couple weeks, which would likely promote Pettigrew to the starting spot for the time being. Tim Wright would also likely see more snaps in Ebron's absence.
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (knee) told ESPN he could be out up to three weeks.
Ebron's chances of playing this week probably are not good, but it does not appear he will require surgery for his setback. He could return to action before the end of October.
Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring), assuming he is healthy, and Timothy Wright will handle the tight end duties for the Lions until Ebron is able to return.
Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) will take part in practice this week, and if he avoids a setback, he's expected to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals , Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Pettigrew has done very little since sustaining a hamstring injury in the opener, but it appears as if he'll make initial attempts to return to the field this week. On Monday night, fellow tight end Eric Ebron suffered a knee injury that has placed his immediate availability in question, necessitating Pettigrew's presence in the offense. Expect the week of preparation to determine the eventual TE pecking order Sunday.
Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks , Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Although he was able to do some running off to the side of Friday's practice, Pettigrew will have to wait at least another week to make his return to game action. Eric Ebron will continue to play the majority of offensive snaps as a pass-catcher and in-line blocker in Pettigrew's absence.
Although he was listed as a non-participant, Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew did some running off to the side at Friday's practice, the Detroit Titans News reports.
This marks the first time since Week 1 that the media has seen Pettigrew running. He still seems unlikely to play in Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks , but the progress at least suggests he should be back for Week 5 or 6. Until that happens, Eric Ebron will continue to play the vast majority of offensive snaps, absorbing the in-line blocking role that's normally filled by Pettigrew, in addition to his own role as a pass-catcher.
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