Brandon Pettigrew | TE | Detroit Lions
Posted: 1/31/2013 11:51am et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew will see his 2013 base salary increase from $1,146,250 to $1,846,250 because of incentives in his contract.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew should be thanking his agent after a down 2012 season as he saw declines in catches (83 to 59), yards (777 to 567) and TDs (5 to 3) from his 2011 numbers.
Posted: 12/28/2012 6:29pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is doubtful for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Matthew Stafford's seam threat will have missed several weeks in a row if/when he misses this week's game. Pettigrew was a decent fantasy option when healthy, and he should continue to have a big role in the offense next season.
Posted: 12/26/2012 7:48pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle), S Louis Delmas (knee) and DT Sammie Hill (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew hasn't played in the Lions' past 3 games and there's no reason to believe he'll return for Sunday's finale.
Posted: 12/22/2012 7:57pm et
The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, DL Ogemdi Nwagbuo, CB Ron Bartell, DL Ronnell Lewis inactive for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew will miss a third straight game as his disappointing season continues.
Posted: 12/21/2012 5:57pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is doubtful for Week 16.
Huddle Up: This dings Matthew Stafford a bit, and gives Tony Scheffler another shot to prove he can score at tight end. Unfortunately, that would be a bit of a risk for your championship game. Considering the stinker he had last week, you will be better off with a more proven option.
Posted: 12/20/2012 1:59pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is highly unlikely to play in the team's Week 16 game. He missed practice again on Thursday.
Huddle Up: It's looking like Pettigrew will miss a third straight game, and it's going to be up to Tony Scheffler, Kris Durham and the other Detroit pass-catchers to step up and perform with the Falcons devoting the majority of their defensive attention to Calvin Johnson.
Posted: 12/19/2012 5:59pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: The Lions offense sputtered last week, and Brandon Pettigrew's absence could have been a big contributing factor. Keep an eye on him to see if he will play this week; he should be a decent option at tight end if he does.
Posted: 12/14/2012 6:22pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is doubtful for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Tony Scheffler looks like a great start this week at this point with Pettigrew's likely absence. If you are juggling tight ends, this might be the way to go.
Posted: 12/13/2012 1:46pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: With 2 missed practices in 2 days, things are most definitely not looking up for Pettigrew this week. If the TE can't go, Tony Scheffler, who's had 11 catches for 132 yards and a TD over the past 3 weeks, will continue to see a fair share of targets.
Posted: 12/12/2012 5:52pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: There is a chance he will not play this weekend, making Tony Scheffler a great option, especially considering the volatility of the tight end position this season.
Posted: 12/9/2012 11:56pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew was diagnosed with an ankle injury at halftime and did not play in the second half.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew failed to record a catch before the injury and delivered a big goose egg to the fantasy owners -- many in the postseason -- who rolled with him Sunday night. The Lions missed him too with most of Matthew Stafford's completions coming outside the numbers.
Posted: 10/20/2012 9:41pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew has been limited all week, but expect him to play Monday night. Also expect him to share time and targets with Tony Scheffler again after both TEs had a trio of grabs last week in Philly.
Posted: 10/19/2012 6:51pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew, who ranks 2nd on the squad with 261 receiving yards, has been limited the past 2 days in practice, but he hasn't missed a game since the end of his rookie campaign in 2009. He also has an extra day of prep with the Lions not in action until Monday night.
Posted: 10/11/2012 9:39pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: The good news was that Pettigrew practiced for a 2nd straight day after missing workouts Monday and Tuesday. He figures to play in Week 6, but the Lions will be hoping to see more from the TE on Friday.
Posted: 10/10/2012 11:34am et
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the media portion of practice. Head coach Jim Schwartz would not elaborate on his condition, only to say Pettigrew is "day to day."
Huddle Up: There are reports that Pettigrew recently had a procedure on his knee, but the team hasn't released any official statements. We'll see if he shows up on the first injury report of the week later today.
Posted: 10/9/2012 4:19pm et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Pettigrew, who ranks seventh among fantasy TEs with an average of 12.82 points per game, isn't believed to have any sort of injury issue with the Lions coming off their bye, but definitely stay on top of this situation as the week develops.
Posted: 9/10/2012 11:51am et
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew had five receptions for 77 yards in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams. He also was targeted a game-high 10 times in the win.
Huddle Up: On an offense with Calvin Johnson, Pettigrew's target total speaks to how critical he is in Detroit. The 5-77 stat line is solid as well, and Pettigrew was targeted in the red zone as well so don't panic about the lack of a TD in Week 1. While not elite, Pettigrew remains a quality fantasy option at the tight end position.