The recent trade for veteran tight end Tony Scheffler (which the Lions still aren't acknowledging because it isn't "official' yet), there was some question about the rehab of Brandon Pettigrew. The second-year tight end suffered a torn knee ligament during the Thanksgiving Day game last year.
"He's a long-term rehab, along with Kevin Smith and Jack Williams,'' Schwartz said. "They're all making good progress. It's hard to say on schedule because theirs is a much longer rehab than Matt's. We'll know a lot more when we get to training camp and whether they're really on schedule. Every one of those rehabs is a little bit different, they're not the same and you can't compare one to the other. Every one of those ACLs is a little bit different. But (Pettigrew) hasn't had any setbacks, he's been doing a good job with rehab. He's moving around, he's catching the ball and stuff like that, but he's not running full speed - and won't be until training camp.''
Schwartz said the reason he won't be running full speed is because he doesn't have to and there's no point in accelerating the process.
"We don't play any games this week and we don't play any in May or June. There's a right way to do that rehab,'' he said.