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Brandon Pettigrew

Detroit Lions
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Jets | Did not offer Brandon Pettigrew contract

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:25:31 -0700

The New York Jets had interest in TE Brandon Pettigrew before he re-signed with the Detroit Lions. The Jets were one of three teams interested but did not offer him a contract.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew re-signs

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:21:42 -0700

The Detroit Lions re-signed free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew to a four-year, $16 million deal that includes $8 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: Pettigrew had a down year last year with 41 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns. The team used him to block, as they spread out their receivers and utilized their backs more. They could still feature him at times, and he makes for a serviceable TE2 next year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

NFL | Brandon Pettigrew close to choosing team

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:11:01 -0700

Unrestricted free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew (Lions) is currently mulling interest from the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions. Sources say he is close to making a decision.

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Giants | Brandon Pettigrew on radar

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:49:26 -0700

The New York Giants have some interest in impending free agent TE Brandon Pettigrew (Lions).

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Jets | Could show interest in three TEs

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:05:38 -0800

The New York Jets have had internal discussions about the possibility of pursuing Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Ed Dickson, Detroit Lions impending free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew and Buffalo Bills impending free-agent TE Scott Chandler this offseason.

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Lions | Want to re-sign Brandon Pettigrew

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:55:32 -0800

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew, and he intends to meet with Pettigrew's agent at the NFL Scouting Combine. Mayhew did not rule out the possibility of using the franchise tag on Pettigrew.

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Lions | No talks with Brandon Pettigrew

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:06:06 -0800

The Detroit Lions have not had any talks with the agent of impending free agent TE Brandon Pettigrew on a new contract, but the two sides are expected to meet at the NFL Combine this week.

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Lions | Not expected to use tag on Brandon Pettigrew

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:20:23 -0800

The Detroit Lions are not expected to use the franchise tag on impending free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew this offseason. The team would like to re-sign Pettigrew but need to be comfortable with the price.

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Lions | No serious talks with Brandon Pettigrew

Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:15:20 -0800

The Detroit Lions have not had any substantial contract talks with impending free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew at this point.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew could get tag

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:19:00 -0800

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team has not decided if they will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent TE Brandon Pettigrew this offseason.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew placed on IR

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:25:02 -0800

The Detroit Lions placed TE Brandon Pettigrew on Injured Reserve Wednesday, Dec. 25.

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Lions | Week 16 Inactives

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:34:08 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, CB Chris Houston, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, CB Rashean Mathis, C Rodney Austin inactive for Week 16.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew to miss Week 16

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:03:42 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and has been ruled out for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph Fauria likely will receive most of the playing time at tight end with Pettigrew out. Fauria could be a flex option for desperate owners in many leagues but would be a better option in leagues that use two tight ends.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew misses practice

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:03:00 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Pettigrew's injury appears to be serious enough to keep him out in Week 16. Look elsewhere for your starting tight end during championship week.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew on crutches

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:17:08 -0800

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) was on crutches in the locker room Wednesday, Dec. 18. TEs Dorin Dickerson and Joseph Fauria were the only two healthy tight ends at practice as a result. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Pettigrew's injury was "the most concerning" of anyone who missed practice.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew not practicing

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:59:57 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew undergoing tests

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:58:33 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is undergoing tests on his ankle Tuesday, Dec. 17.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew leaves briefly

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:04:19 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) left the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter due to a right ankle issue. He had the ankle taped on the sideline.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew probable

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:34:34 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Week 12.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew limited

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:29:17 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 21.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 12

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:36:23 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles'), CB Jonte Green (illness) and S Glover Quin (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), CB Dwight Bentley (knee), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Andre Fluellen (thigh), DE Israel Idonije (knee) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) all were limited. T Corey Hilliard (knee) fully practiced.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew enjoying open spaces

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:42:35 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew said Friday, Nov. 15, that he has had to make fewer catches in heavy traffic this season with a defender right on him. It is the effect of RB Reggie Bush on offense and the ability to spread the ball to multiple receivers, leaving defenses guessing on a lot of plays. "(QB Matthew Stafford) has a great amount of confidence in him, especially in situations where we want to move the chains or we know that people are going to be playing for an outside route," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew probable

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:06:47 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 25, but is probable for Week 8.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew limited

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:09:34 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 24, with a sore hamstring. TE Joseph Fauria, the only backup on roster, is strictly a pass-catching tight end that has been effective out of the slot.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't appear that Pettigrew's injury is serious, so expect him to suit up in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys - a solid matchup. Both Pettigrew and Fauria are flex options, with Pettigrew a safer option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Brandon Pettigrew blocking more

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 06:23:53 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is being asked to block more this year than ever in his four-year career.

Fantasy Tip: He's going to be a spotty fantasy player, as witnessed by his seven catches last week. He's probably not a TE1 at this point, but he'll have matchups where he can be used as a bye-week fill-in.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler may have bigger role

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:59:42 -0700

Detroit Lions TEs Tony Scheffler, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria may have bigger roles after WR Nate Burleson (arm) suffered a broken arm in a car accident. Scheffler had a season-high 21 snaps in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins after playing only four plays in the season opener and 17 snaps in Week 2. He has only been thrown to three times. Scheffler has lined up as a traditional tight end and in the slot so far this season.

Fantasy Tip: Scheffler could see more looks, but with Pettigrew also in the picture, the chances that it'll be enough to make him fantasy relevant are remote.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew needs to clean up mistakes

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:19:39 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew managed just two receptions for six yards in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, and he was credited with one fumble lost and a dropped pass.

Fantasy Tip: Pettigrew remains a low-end TE1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, and if he keeps producing like this he will be available off the waiver wire in many leagues soon. He will produce in the high-octane Detroit offense, so be patient.

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Lions | Four different TEs work with first-team offense

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:32:35 -0700

The Detroit Lions used four different tight ends with the first-team offense in practice Tuesday, Aug. 20. TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Michael Williams and Joseph Fauria each worked with QB Matthew Stafford.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew looking to improve game

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:13:44 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew said he changed his diet and worked out this offseason to lose some weight and get a more refined technique. "Brandon looks as good as I've ever seen him physically," head coach Jim Schwartz said. "He's very accountable. Like all our players, they work hard to identify their weaknesses and try to work to correct those." Pettigrew has also been focusing on keeping his eyes on the ball and looking it all the way in order to cut down on his drops.

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Lions | Could keep four tight ends

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:14:24 -0700

The Detroit Lions could keep four tight ends on the roster in 2013, although it is more likely they will keep three. The Lions currently have TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Michael Williams, Joseph Fauria and Matt Veldman on the roster.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew's 2013 salary increased

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:47:45 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew will see his 2013 base salary increase from $1,146,250 to $1,846,250 because of incentives in his contract.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew doubtful

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:29:03 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is doubtful for Week 17.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew not practicing

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:02:03 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

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Lions | Three miss practice

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:50:46 -0800

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Sammie Hill (toe) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew not practicing

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:07:18 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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Lions | Trio to handle TE duties

Sat, 22 Dec 2012 16:20:09 -0800

Detroit Lions TEs Will Heller, Tony Scheffler and FB Shaun Chapas will handle the tight end duties in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons with TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) sidelined. Heller will start the game.

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Lions | Week 16 Inactives

Sat, 22 Dec 2012 16:12:43 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, DL Ogemdi Nwagbuo, CB Ron Bartell, DL Ronnell Lewis inactive for Week 16.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew doubtful

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:10:35 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is doubtful for Week 16.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew not expected to play

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:03:57 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is highly unlikely to play in the team's Week 16 game.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew not practicing

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:49:31 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew misses practice

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:31:54 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew not practicing

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:46:08 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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Lions | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:51:45 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, DL Nick Fairley, SS Ricardo Silva, DL Ronnell Lewis inactive for Week 15.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew doubtful

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:14:53 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is doubtful for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: With Pettigrew unlikely to play, Calvin Johnson and Kris Durham will benefit more often. Tony Scheffler should be a nice flex option as Detroit looks to continue their two-TE setups.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew has high ankle sprain

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:38:30 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is sitting out of practice again Friday, Dec. 14, and is dealing with a high ankle sprain.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew misses practice

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:14:38 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew not at practice

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:52:08 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew misses practice

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:23:26 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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Lions | Stuck with two-TE package

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:19:25 -0800

The Detroit Lions stuck with their two-tight end package even after TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) was injured in Week 14. TE Will Heller played a season-high 64 snaps, and TE Tony Scheffler played 61 snaps.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew undergoing tests

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:05:13 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is undergoing tests on the ankle injury he suffered in Week 14.

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