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TE Brandon Pettigrew - Detroit Lions

6-6, 263Born: 2-23-1985College: Oklahoma StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 20

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Preseason player page

He is listed as doubtful on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Oct 24): did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. Pettigrew will be a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 26.

General News (Thu Oct 23): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 22): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 8: at Atlanta Falcons

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Matthew Stafford worked without his top wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, and both of his top two tight ends, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria, last week. He still managed a come-from-behind victory over the Saints, with 27/40 for 299 yards passing, two TDs and two interceptions thrown, with three sacks taken for -14 yards. Golden Tate continues to be worth his weight in the shiny stuff, with 13 targets for 10/154/1 receiving last weekend; five other receivers caught at least two balls from Stafford, including Corey Fuller (five targets for 3/44/1), who accounted for the other TD pass. With Johnson traveling to London this week and reportedly feeling much better, Stafford may get to play this week with the consensus top wide receiver in the NFL - stay tuned to's Players in the News for the latest on this front, and remember this game will be played extra-early in U.S. time on Sunday thanks to the kickoff being in Wembley Stadium, London UK. You'll likely have to make the call on whether to start Johnson or sit him on Saturday night, at the latest. The Falcons' pass D is nose-diving as the season goes along, currently ranking 29th in the NFL averaging 274.4 net passing yards allowed per game, with eight passing scores given up vs. only four interceptions (tied for 18th in the NFL) and a paltry seven sacks (tied-27th) generated. Joe Flacco threw 16/25 for 248 net yards, two TDs and two interceptions last week, with one sack taken for -10 yards; Jay Cutler bombed this group for 26/38 yielding 381 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions (with two sacks taken for -6 yards) two weeks ago. Stafford has a great matchup to work with here in front of the Brit crowd.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 at NYJ 2 19 0 0
5 vs BUF 2 12 0 0
6 at MIN 0 0 0 0
7 vs NO 4 28 0 0
8 at ATL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * *
8 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * *
8 at ATL PROJ-Bloom 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Pettigrew was minimally-involved in the pass game against Buffalo. Two quick out receptions were the highlights of Pettigrew's ho-hum performance. Matthew Stafford also missed Pettigrew when pressured on a third down. Eric Ebron continues to evolve as the featured tight end in the offense, leaving only possession-based targets for Pettigrew.

2014 Week 7 vs NO (6 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)

With Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria out of the lineup against the Saints, Pettigrew had an unobstructed path to tight end targets against the Saints. Pettigrew underwhelmed with his typical short routes and lack of athleticism before or after the catch. On one occasion Pettigrew had running room for yards-after-the-catch, but did little to take advantage. Even with little competition, Pettigrew remains a non-factor in the Detroit passing game.


Latest News

Lions | Friday injury report (Fri Oct 24, 12:18 PM) - Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is doubtful. OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) is questionable, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) and RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) are probable. Fauria and Pettigrew didn't practice Friday, Oct. 24. Ansah was limited, while Waddle and Riddick practiced in full.

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Lions | Eric Ebron ruled out (Fri Oct 24, 12:05 PM) - Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is also out, and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is listed as doubtful.

Lions | Brandon Pettigrew a game-time decision (Fri Oct 24, 09:15 AM) - Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 26. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is unlikely to play this weekend.

Our View: New Lion Kellen Davis could get significant snaps at tight end for Detroit with all of the injuries at the position, but he has no fantasy value.
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Lions | Three sit, one returns (Thu Oct 23, 10:16 AM) - Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 23. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) sat out of practice.

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Lions | Brandon Pettigrew misses practice (Wed Oct 22, 12:25 PM) - Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.

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