Brandon Pettigrew RUMORS & NEWS

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Still awaiting final tests, but expectation is Brandon Pettigrew suffered a season-ending knee injury yesterday. Had been playing well, too

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    The #Lions added TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) to the injury report as questionable. Eric Ebron already out with a knee injury

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    No Pettigrew or Bell at open portion of practice. Doesn't look good for Mon. night. Levy practiced for 3rd practice. Ansah also practiced.

  • Lions retain tight end Brandon Pettigrew for four years, $16 million

    Detroit Free Press "Brandon Pettigrew is a bit of a relic in today’s NFL, a tight end who’s just as comfortable blocking as he is catching the ball. For the Detroit Lions, that versatility was a part of their offense they couldn’t bear to lose. Pettigrew agreed to a four-year, $16-million deal with the Lions on..." March 14

  • Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew could be headed for free agency

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions still are working on a long-term deal for Brandon Pettigrew, but if they don’t have one in place by the time their exclusive negotiating window ends Saturday — and as of now, odds are they won’t — they’re comfortable letting their top tight end test free agency. The Lions..." March 05

  • Pettigrew to ask for Dennis Pitta money in free agency

    ESPN "In the past two days, the Detroit Lions have been given an idea of what the team might see when free agency starts March 11. And they have had to make no moves of their own to do so. By Philadelphia re-signing wide receiver Riley Cooper and Baltimore hanging on to tight end Dennis Pitta, two..." March 01

  • If Brandon Pettigrew walks, UNC's Eric Ebron could be option for Lions' first-round pick

    Michigan Live "Joe Lombardi was plucked out of New Orleans to become the Detroit Lions' new offensive coordinator, and he has brought the Saints' playbook with him. Now could he get his own Jimmy Graham? North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, who has drawn comparisons to the star New Orleans tight end, is..." February 19

  • Joe Lombardi sees value in tight end Brandon Pettigrew's two-way talent

    Detroit Free Press "With Dominic Raiola back on a one-year deal, the most prominent Lion scheduled to hit free agency next month is tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Pettigrew and the Lions have had no substantial contract discussions, and the Lions will need to clear salary-cap space to re-sign him for 2014. But..." February 09

  • Pettigrew's season, and possibly his Lions career, ends with trip to IR

    Michigan Live "Brandon Pettigrew's season, and perhaps his Detroit Lions career, ended with a Christmas Day trip to injured reserve. Pettigrew, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, suffered an ankle injury Dec. 16 against Baltimore and hadn't practiced since. Detroit will have to add at..." December 26

  • Lions' Brandon Pettigrew ruled out vs. Giants, DeAndre Levy remains questionable

    Detroit News "As expected, the Lions have ruled out tight end Brandon Pettigrew for Sunday with an ankle injury, but there is some hope that linebacker DeAndre Levy will play. “If I am a betting man, then I know who’s playing,” defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said. “Levy will play no matter what. He..." December 22

  • Schwartz: Brandon Pettigrew must improve catching balls in traffic

    Detroit Free Press "Lions coach Jim Schwartz would not say Monday whether tight end Brandon Pettigrew’s role could change possibly as more of a blocker than a receiver. But Schwartz lauded Pettigrew’s blocking and his tough 17-yard catch late in Sunday’s 25-21 loss at Arizona while also addressing Pettigrew’s..." September 18

  • Pettigrew can't afford another frustrating season

    Fox Sports Detroit "With Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, there's denial. He's not making excuses. His drops and fumbles were a significant part of the Lions' slide last season that ended with a 4-12 record and an eight-game losing streak, and he knows it. "By far, the most frustrating year that I've..." July 01