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July 11, 2018 03:48 PM
Brandon Pettigrew: Arrested Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew was arrested Monday in Pittsburgh and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, theft of services and public drunkenness, Shelly Bradbury of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Pettigrew was booked into Allegheny County Jail after police accused him of punching an officer in the chest three times outside a downtown hotel. The 33-year-old hasn't suited up in the NFL since December 2015, when he suffered a torn ACL while playing for the Lions. He remained on Detroit's roster for much of the 2016 campaign, but was never activated from the Non-Football Injury list and was released nearly a year after suffering the torn ACL. Pettigrew has presumably recovered from the setback, but given his age and ongoing legal trouble, it's unlikely that he'll ever surface in the league again.

December 9, 2016 02:20 PM
Brandon Pettigrew: Released by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (knee) was waived from the Lions' reserve/non-football injury list Friday.

Pettigrew's release comes as expected, and will now enable to him sign with another team. Although the 2009 first-rounder is reportedly fully healthy, he hasn't played this season and boasts just 17 receptions from the two campaigns prior.

December 8, 2016 05:15 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Expected to be released by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions are expected to release Pettigrew (knee) in the near future, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

One day removed from his placement on the reserve/non-football injury list, Pettigrew's stall in the locker room was empty and sans nameplate Wednesday. Although Pettigrew is believed to be healthy, the Lions apparently are moving forward with Eric Ebron as their top tight end. Once the release is finalized, Pettigrew will likely land with another organization to serve as depth.

December 6, 2016 10:25 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Placed on NFI list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (knee) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

Pettigrew was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the beginning of the season as he continued to nurse an ACL tear he suffered almost a year ago. The tight end returned to practice two weeks ago but was never activated off the PUP list, which doesn't bode well for his chances to play this season.

November 22, 2016 07:04 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Remains on PUP list, despite return to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Although Pettigrew (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, he remains on the PUP list, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

The activity marks Pettigrew's first since tearing the ACL in his left knee last Dec. 13. A resident of the PUP list since training camp kicked off, his window to receive clearance for game action has been opened, giving the Lions 21 days to determine whether that comes to fruition. If it does, he'll serve as a blocking complement to starting tight end Eric Ebron.

November 22, 2016 12:14 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Returns to practice
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Pettigrew (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Lions had to decide whether to activate Pettigrew from the PUP list or place him on injured reserve by Tuesday, and they opted for the former. It seems unlikely Pettigrew will be able to play this week with the Lions playing Thursday, but it should not be long before he is able to get on the field. When he does, he will slot in as a reserve tight end behind starter Eric Ebron.

November 2, 2016 07:35 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Amps up activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (knee) was seen working out on the sidelines during Wednesday's practice, MLive.com reports.

Pettigrew has spent almost an entire year in recovery from 2015's season-ending ACL tear. However, he appears very close to a return, although the Lions still haven't provided a definite timetable for such.

October 7, 2016 06:10 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Nearing return to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 30, 2016 12:56 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Set to open season on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (knee) will open the regular season on the PUP list, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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 Lions may have to start Cole Wick or Adam Fuehne, both undrafted rookies. If Ebron isn't ready, the team could rely on more formations with four wide receivers or two running backs.

August 23, 2016 09:01 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Could begin season on reserve/PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to say whether Pettigrew (knee) will begin the 2016 season on Detroit's reserve/PUP list, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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.

July 24, 2016 02:40 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Placed on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 an ACL tear he suffered in December of last season. Though he's made steady progress, he isn't ready to practice quite yet and will instead participate in off-field activities. He'll be looking to return as soon as possible in order to compete with Eric Ebron (undisclosed), who will handle first-team reps while Pettigrew is sidelined.

June 6, 2016 02:00 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Won't be ready for start of training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (knee) continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered last December, but he's not expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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 Lions' main pass-catching option at tight end.

May 10, 2016 09:56 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Targeting a return by training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (knee) plans to be ready to go by the start of training camp, Tim Twentyman of the 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 year. 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.

December 15, 2015 05:58 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the 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.

December 14, 2015 12:42 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's game against the Rams, NFL.com reports.

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, Pettigrew won't be pleased by having his season ended 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 Lions will hope even more that second-year tight end Eric Ebron can capitalize on added reps.

December 13, 2015 06:02 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew left Sunday's loss to the Rams with a knee injury, mlive.com reports.

Prior to his exit, Pettigrew caught just one pass for seven yards, with fellow TE Eric Ebron chipping in three catches for 27 yards in the contest.

November 27, 2015 05:54 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Catches one pass against the Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew caught one pass off of two targets for 21 yards in Thursday's win over Philadelphia.

Pettigrew has consistently seen more playing time than fellow tight end Eric Ebron during the Lions' three-game winning streak, finding himself on the field for more snaps in every game and by a total margin of 142 to 106, according to Pro Football Focus. During that same period, Ebron has seen more targets, 11 to seven. Pettigrew is clearly the blocker of the tight end duo, and new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, perhaps looking for more physicality from the offense, seems to be leaning more and more on him. That extended exposure should not be counted on, however, to deliver much fantasy production.

November 1, 2015 08:15 AM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Listed as active for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in London.

The return of Pettigrew, who has recorded three catches for 29 yards in two games to date, bolsters the Lions' TE depth, but as long as Eric Ebron is healthy, Pettigrew is not a high-percentage fantasy play.

October 30, 2015 03:33 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Listed as probable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pettigrew (elbow) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in London.

After returning to a full practice Thursday, Pettigrew is on track to make his third appearance of the season. With Eric Ebron healthy, Pettigrew will mostly be resigned to a blocking role.

October 29, 2015 04:21 PM
Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Practices in full Thursday
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Pettigrew (elbow) practiced in full Thursday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Pettigrew appears to be building toward his first appearance since Week 5, but his presence behind Eric Ebron on the depth chart doesn't lend itself to a preponderance of targets. In two appearances this season, Pettigrew has managed to corral just three of six passes for 29 yards.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/278
Birthdate:
02/23/1985
Age:
36
Hometown:
Tyler, TX, USA
School:
Oklahoma State
NFL Experience:
8
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