Brandon Pettigrew Fantasy News

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew to PUP list

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 12:58pm - [Full Article]

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew and receiver Corey Fuller will miss the first six games of the season after the Detroit Lions placed them on the reserve/physically unable to perform (PUP) list Tuesday.

Pettigrew has not been able to practice since tearing his ACL in a game against the Rams on Dec. 13. Coach Jim Caldwell has refused to answer any questions about his status, his recovery or when he's expected to return.

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions TE situation is a bit of a mystery. Eric Ebron has been out and his status is up in the air for Week 1. Matthew Mulligan was cut which made Pettigrew the team's best blocking option. Tim Wright is out for the year. That leaves Cole Wick as the first team option and the story said he could get the start Week 1 if Ebron isn't ready. With Pettigrew out six weeks at least, Wick should have a role even when Ebron is back.

Lions TE picture is unclear

Monday, August 29, 2016, 4:35pm - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions cut Matthew Mulligan, their top healthy blocking tight end, which suggested Brandon Pettigrew might be nearing a return.

But Detroit practiced without him once again a few hours later.

Pettigrew remains on the physically unable to perform list while rehabbing his way back from a torn ACL. He suffered the injury in a Dec. 13 game against the Rams, and there's no word on what his status is with less than two weeks until the season opener in Indianapolis.

"We'll see," coach Jim Caldwell said. "Got a little time yet here and he's still recuperating."

Fantasy Impact:

Pettigrew's absence is exacerbated by the Eric Ebron injury as well. Ebron injured his ankle almost a month ago. He tried to come back once last week, but that lasted only one day before he was back on the mend. Along with Tim Wright, who is already on injured reserve and done for the season, the Lions are without their top three tight ends from last season. Mulligan had been filling in for Pettigrew as the primary blocker, but was swept up in the first round of cuts that came down earlier Monday. It remains unclear how the Lions will fill those duties, the story all said.

Brandon Pettigrew placed on PUP list

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:59pm - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions announced Sunday that the following players were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List:

WR Corey Fuller
TE Brandon Pettigrew
T Corey Robinson

Fantasy Impact:

Pettigrew tore his ACL in December. Pettigrew won’t be able to practice with the team until he’s activated from the list and could miss up to six weeks of the regular season if he's not ready. Some thought RB Ameer Abdullah could be placed on the list after shoulder surgery, however he was not one of the three names.

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 2:10pm - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions' depth at tight end has taken another hit. Whether that affects Monday's game in New Orleans remains to be seen.

Eric Ebron has been limited in practice this week while dealing with an illness, and was absent completely on Saturday as Detroit wrapped up preparations for Monday night's game against the Saints.

Detroit will issue its game designations later Saturday.

Ebron's status compounds the Lions' issues at tight end, where starter Brandon Pettigrew was lost for the year after suffering a torn ACL in last week's loss against St. Louis.

Detroit signed Bear Pascoe this week to offer another body at the position, and could activate Tim Wright for the first time since Oct. 25 as well.

Receiver Calvin Johnson also missed practice Saturday, his second absence of the week, but is still expected to play against New Orleans. He's taken days off throughout the season while dealing with a sore ankle, but continues to play through it.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Lions TE Eric Ebron (illness) took limited practice reps Friday. With Brandon Pettigrew out, Ebron is a compelling streaming option in a great matchup with the Saints.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 9:26am - [Full Article]

Eric Ebron's best game of the season was an 89-yard effort against Minnesota in Week 7. Brandon Pettigrew did not play.

His second-best game of the season was a 61-yard outing against Denver in Week 3. Pettigrew didn't play in that one either.

All told, Ebron is averaging just 24.1 yards receiving when Pettigrew plays -- but that jumps to 53.8 yards when he doesn't.

What does that all mean? According to Ebron, not a whole lot.

"You're right, most of my production did come when he was out," the Detroit Lions tight end said. "But that doesn't mean anything. I just got to continue to grind."

Fantasy Impact:

Maybe it's a trend Ebron's best work has often come when Pettigrew was out. And the Lions will be banking on seeing a lot more of that since Pettigrew is on season-ending injured reserve. Ebron and Tim Wright are the only healthy tight ends remaining on the 53-man roster.

Monday, December 14, 2015, 1:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew tore his left ACL on Sunday in a loss to the St. Louis Rams, ending his season.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters in Allen Park, Michigan, on Monday that the team will place Pettigrew on injured reserve.

Pettigrew had seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown this season, and has been Detroit's primary blocking tight end.

Fantasy Impact:

With Pettigrew out for the season, the Lions have only two tight ends on the 53-man roster: Eric Ebron and Tim Wright. This isn't Pettigrew's first major left knee injury. His rookie season in 2009 ended on Thanksgiving after he tore the ACL in his left knee -- the same knee he hurt Sunday against the Rams, the story said.

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7:02pm - [Full Article]

Brandon Pettigrew, who started over Eric Ebron, suffered a left knee injury in the first half and headed for the locker room early. The club announced after halftime he will not return.

That's the same knee in which Pettigrew tore his ACL in 2009.

With Timothy Wright inactive for the game, Detroit had only Ebron at the position.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 8.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Lions TE Eric Ebron (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Ebron was the #7 TE through the first three weeks, prior to the knee injury in Week 4. Brandon Pettigrew is out, so Ebron is in line for a ton of snaps.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) did not practice Wednesday.

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