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
Brandon Pettigrew (knee) plans to be ready to go by the start of training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions ' official website reports.
Pettigrew suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the 2015-16 season, landing himself on injured reserve for the second half of the season. Considered the team's main blocking tight end prior to the injury, Pettigrew will have to battle with Eric Ebron and Tim Wright for snaps during the upcoming season. Pettigrew has already seen improvement in his ACL and is targeting the start of training camp for a return date, so look for further updates as camp approaches.
Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions ' official site reports.
After Pettigrew sustained a torn ACL Sunday at St. Louis, the move is merely a bookkeeping measure by the Lions intended to open up a spot on the 53-man roster. The organization will use it to sign a tight end, Bear Pascoe, who is known for his blocking.
Pettigrew's rookie season in 2009 was ended prematurely by a torn ACL, so the 30-year-old's latest knee injury Sunday is something he's experienced before. No matter, he won't be pleased by his season ending early, and his seven catches (on 15 targets) for 67 yards and one touchdown this season evidence his steeply declining production. With Pettigrew out, the
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