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  Colts | Patrick McAfee officially retired    Tue Mar 21, 07:44 PM

Former Indianapolis Colts P Patrick McAfee was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Tuesday, March 21.

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  Colts | Patrick McAfee calls it quits at 29    Thu Feb 2, 01:29 AM

Indianapolis Colts P Patrick McAfee announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, Feb. 2.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew let go    Fri Dec 9, 02:55 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew was released by the team Friday, Dec. 9.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew to be released    Wed Dec 7, 11:59 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) is expected to be released soon. The team cleaned out his stall in the team's locker room and removed his nameplate. He was placed on the non-football injury list Tuesday, Dec. 6. He did not appear in a game in 2016 after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee last December.

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  Lions | Detroit makes more roster moves    Tue Dec 6, 03:08 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Dec. 6, while DE Armonty Bryant (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew probably won't play    Tue Nov 22, 07:31 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) is not expected to be activated for Week 12, in the opinion of Justin Rogers of The Detroit News.

Footballguys view: Pettigrew practiced Tuesday, Nov. 22, for the first time in 11 months. The Lions have a 21-day window to decide whether or not to activate him or shut him down for the season.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew back at practice    Tue Nov 22, 12:37 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) practiced for the first time Tuesday, Nov. 22, beginning his 21-day clock toward activation off the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: He's back in action, and the Lions have three weeks to decide if he's going to be active. It would be a surprise to see him get the call up for the Thanksgiving game against the Vikings on Thursday.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew activated    Tue Nov 22, 11:55 AM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Footballguys view: The Lions now have a 21-day window to decide whether or not to activate him or shut him down for the year. Pettigrew is a big-bodied blocker who wouldn't be much of a fantasy asset.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew to return this week?    Tue Nov 15, 05:46 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) is expected to return to practice from the Physically Unable to Perform list this week, in the opinion of Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Footballguys view: Pettigrew will be relegated to blocking in all likelihood, so don't rush to claim him off waivers.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew may not return    Sat Sep 17, 05:39 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) may not be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list this season if TE Cole Wick plays well over the next few weeks.

Footballguys view: Pettigrew is a big-bodied blocker and he could be a red-zone target for the Lions if he returns. We'll be watching Eric Ebron in Detroit, as he's the most fantasy-relevant TE on the team.

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  Lions | Two Lions staying on PUP    Tue Aug 30, 10:17 AM

Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller (foot) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) will miss the first six weeks of the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Lions | Two Lions placed on PUP list    Sun Jul 24, 01:48 PM

Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller (foot) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 24.

Footballguys view: Fuller has the best deep speed in the Lions wide receiver corps, but his foot injury could endanger his roster spot with T.J. Jones coming on and Jeremy Kerley added as a slot receiver/returner. Bubba Caldwell and Andre Roberts were also added in the offseason, so Fuller needs to get back on the field soon to compete with a deep group that has a lot of experience.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew to miss start of camp    Mon Jun 6, 01:16 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) will not be ready for the start of training camp because of his knee injury, according to general manager Bob Quinn.

Footballguys view: Pettigrew is a big-bodied blocker for the Lions, and his status for the start of the regular season is in question. He's not much of a fantasy factor, but keep an eye on this situation if you're going to invest in the Lions rushing game.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew plans to be ready    Tue May 10, 11:48 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) said Tuesday, May 10, that he plans to be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Pettigrew is not a fantasy factor, although he could be. He's a big target who can make plays as a receiver, but Pettigrew is such a great blocker that he's often used in that capacity instead. Last year for the Lions, Pettigrew played in only eight games, catching seven passes for 67 yards. He is making his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered back in December.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew could be cut    Thu Feb 25, 07:16 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is a candidate to be released with a new regime in town in Detroit.

Footballguys view: Eric Ebron is the guy here and was even before the changes. Often hurt and always underwhelming, Pettigrew could benefit from a fresh start elsewhere.

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  Lions | Make two roster moves    Tue Dec 15, 05:17 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 15. Free-agent TE Bear Pascoe (Bears) was subsequently signed.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew tears ACL    Mon Dec 14, 12:37 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in Week 14, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Pettigrew will miss the rest of the year.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew ruled out    Sun Dec 13, 02:46 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) has been ruled out against the St. Louis Rams.

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  Lions | Friday injury report for Week 8     Fri Oct 30, 02:56 PM

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs in London. OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) is questionable, while P Sam Martin (knee), CB Rashean Mathis (illness), TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow) and LB Stephen Tulloch (illness) are probable. Levy didn't practice Friday, Oct. 30. Mathis and Waddle were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 8    Thu Oct 29, 05:38 PM

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 29. CB Rashean Mathis (illness) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited, while P Sam Martin (knee), TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow) and LB Stephen Tulloch (illness) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 8    Wed Oct 28, 06:22 PM

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 28. P Sam Martin (knee), TE Brandon Pettigrew (elbow) and LB Stephen Tulloch (illness) were limited.

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  Lions | Detroit's Week 7 inactives    Sun Oct 25, 11:45 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Robinson, LB DeAndre Levy, DL Gabe Wright, CB Josh Wilson, DL Khyri Thornton, OT Michael Ola inactive for Week 7.

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  Lions | Friday injury report for Week 7    Fri Oct 23, 04:56 PM

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. CB Josh Wilson (concussion) is questionable, while LB Josh Bynes (hip), S James Ihedigbo (quadriceps), DE Jason Jones (neck), P Sam Martin (knee), DT Haloti Ngata (calf) and LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) are probable. Levy and Pettigrew did not practice Friday, Oct. 23. Wilson was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 7    Thu Oct 22, 05:35 PM

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip), TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) and CB Josh Wilson (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 22. S James Ihedigbo (quadriceps) and P Sam Martin (knee) were limited. LB Josh Bynes (hip), DE Jason Jones (neck), DT Haloti Ngata (calf) and LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) participated fully.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 7    Wed Oct 21, 04:17 PM

Detroit Lions SS James Ihedigbo (quadriceps), LB DeAndre Levy (hip), TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) and CB Josh Wilson (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21. LB Josh Bynes (hip), DE Jason Jones (neck), P Sam Martin (knee), DT Haloti Ngata (calf) and LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew expected to be fine    Mon Oct 19, 02:38 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) did not play in the Week 6 game because of a knee injury he suffered during a walkthrough Saturday, Oct. 17. It is not believed that Pettigrew is dealing with a major injury.

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  Lions | Joique Bell leads Detroit's Week 6 inactives    Sun Oct 18, 11:48 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Robinson, LB DeAndre Levy, TE Eric Ebron, DL Haloti Ngata, SS James Ihedigbo, RB Joique Bell inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Bell being out should be a sigh of relief for Ameer Abdullah owners, but Theo Riddick is also active. The run defense will miss Ngata, and the defense as a whole will miss Levy and Ihedigbo. Chicago's offense is set up for a good day if the Lions don't bounce back from last year's season low point.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew to make big impact?    Fri Oct 9, 11:25 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) is expected to start in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals after a full practice Friday, Oct. 9, has him listed as probable.

Footballguys view: Pettigrew is an underrated receiver, but he's an amazing blocker and could be kept in more because of it. The Lions offense is out of sync, so we want to see what Pettigrew can do in this system before getting excited about his fantasy prospects.

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  Lions | Lance Moore, Brandon Pettigrew probable    Fri Oct 9, 05:25 PM

Detroit Lions WR Lance Moore (ankle) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) are probable for Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. Pettigrew was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 9, while Moore was a full participant.

Footballguys view: Neither one should have much fantasy value for the Lions in Week 5.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew limited Thursday    Thu Oct 8, 05:35 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.

Footballguys view: Even if he's healthy, Pettigrew is far from fantasy relevant and we see him as no more than a TE4. Don't bother adding him to your lineup, even with Ebron out.

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  Lions | Limited practice for Brandon Pettigrew    Wed Oct 7, 04:39 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Footballguys view: Pettigrew hasn't been a factor this year, and even with Eric Ebron banged up, we wouldn't expect much from him this week.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew will practice    Tue Oct 6, 08:11 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) will return to practice this week and could play in Week 5 if he doesn't have any setbacks.

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  Lions | Week 4 Inactives    Mon Oct 5, 07:14 PM

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Robinson, LB DeAndre Levy, DL Jermelle Cudjo, RB Joique Bell, OG Larry Warford, DL Phillip Hunt inactive for Week 4.

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  Lions | Three Lions iffy for Week 4    Sat Oct 3, 07:48 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) is out for Week 4. LB DeAndre Levy (hip) is doubtful, and DE Ziggy Ansah (groin) is questionable.

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  Lions | Friday practice report for Week 4    Fri Oct 2, 04:39 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 2. DE Ziggy Ansah (groin), LB DeAndre Levy (hip), OT Corey Robinson (ankle) and CB Josh Wilson (leg) were limited, while OG Larry Warford (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 4    Thu Oct 1, 06:10 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (groin) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 1. LB DeAndre Levy (hip), OT Corey Robinson (ankle) and CB Josh Wilson (leg) were limited, while OG Larry Warford (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Detroit inactives for Week 3    Sun Sep 27, 07:28 PM

Detroit Lions C Taylor Boggs, DT Jermelle Cudjo, WR Corey Fuller, DE Phillip Hunt, LB DeAndre Levy (hip), TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) and OT Corey Robinson are inactive for the Week 3 game against the Denver Broncos.

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  Lions | Friday injury report for Week 3    Fri Sep 25, 02:58 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Denver Broncos. LB DeAndre Levy (hip) is doubtful, while OG Larry Warford (ankle), DE Ziggy Ansah (back), S Don Carey (foot), OT Cornelius Lucas (ankle), S James Ihedigbo (knee) and S Glover Quin (leg) are probable. Levy and Pettigrew did not practice Friday, Sept. 25. Warford was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 3    Thu Sep 24, 05:27 PM

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (back), FS Don Carey (foot) and OT Cornelius Lucas (ankle) were limited during practice, while SS James Ihedigbo (knee) and FS Glover Quin (leg) fully participated in practice.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 3    Wed Sep 23, 05:07 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (back), LB DeAndre Levy (hip) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 23. SS James Ihedigbo (knee), FS Don Carey (foot), OT Cornelius Lucas and FS Glover Quin (leg) were limited.

Footballguys view: The Lions could certainly use guys like Ansah and Levy against the Broncos this week. Expect Denver to have a nice day offensively.

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  Lions | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 20, 11:45 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, DL Caraun Reid, OT Corey Robinson, LB DeAndre Levy, DL Devin Taylor, WR T.J. Jones, C Taylor Boggs inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Levy is out again and his return date is unknown. The middle of the Lions pass defense will be weak again in Week 2.

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  Lions | Friday injury report for Week 2    Fri Sep 18, 04:32 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings. LB DeAndre Levy (hip) is doubtful. DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) and DT Caraun Reid (ankle) are questionable, while CB Darius Slay (ankle), OG Larry Warford (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) are probable. Levy and Pettigrew did not practice Friday, Sept. 18. Reid, Slay and Ngata were limited, while Warford and Waddle practiced in full.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 2    Thu Sep 17, 05:42 PM

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 17. DT Caraun Reid (ankle), CB Darius Slay (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) and OG Larry Warford (ankle) were limited. OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) participated fully.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew does not practice    Wed Sep 16, 05:18 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Footballguys view: Pettigrew has been supplanted by Eric Ebron and is now about as useful in fantasy as his cousin Peter Pettigrew was in keeping the Potters secret from Voldemort. He isn't fantasy relevant.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew suffers injury    Mon Sep 14, 07:46 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew suffered an undisclosed injury during the team's Week 1 game. Head coach Jim Caldwell did not disclose any of the details involving Pettigrew's injury.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew's contract kicks in    Fri Mar 13, 10:00 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew's $2.8 million base salary became guaranteed on the third day of the league year, and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press believes it is a sign that he will be used a lot in 2015.

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  Lions | Brandon Pettigrew sidelined    Sun Jan 4, 06:59 PM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (head) left the wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 4, against the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter to be evaluated for concussion.

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  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 21, 05:01 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. DE Jason Jones (non-injury), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Friday, Nov. 21, while the others practiced in full.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 20, 05:54 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 19, 04:39 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) was limited, while TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) practiced in full.

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