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.
DET TE Brandon Pettigrew - Week 6, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 vs. Chicago
After missing the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury, Brandon Pettigrew has been active for the past two. In the embarrassing loss to Arizona on Sunday, Pettigrew caught three passes for 29 yards, but don’t count on any big performances from him this season. Eric Ebron will likely miss at least one more game, but even so, Pettigrew should not be wasting a roster spot.