The clock has started on Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew to practice after he spent the first 11 weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, a source confirmed on Tuesday.
Pettigrew hasn’t played in almost a year after tearing his left ACL against the Rams on Dec. 13, 2015. He missed all of spring workouts and then was placed on the PUP list prior to training camp.
Detroit has three weeks to decide whether to activate Pettigrew from the PUP list, put him on season-ending injured reserve or release him. The return to practice was first reported by the Detroit Free Press.