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Draft Scout Brandon Pettigrew News
12/09/16 - TE Brandon Pettigrew, a former first-round draft pick, was waived after Detroit moved him earlier this week from the physically unable to perform list to the non-football injury list. Pettigrew, 31, had not played since tearing his ACL in December 2015. He spent the offseason rehabbing and was placed on the PUP list prior to training camp. Pettigrew, the 20th overall pick out of Oklahoma State in 2009, played 93 career games (85 starts) with the Lions, making 301 receptions for 2,965 yards and 17 touchdowns.
12/07/16 - TE Brandon Pettigrew has played his last game as a Lion, according to the Detroit Free Press. A first-round pick in 2009, Pettigrew was placed on the non-football injury list this week. Pettigrew opened the season on the physically unable to perform list as he tried returning from a torn ACL. His knee is no longer an issue, but the Lions are expected to cut him.
12/06/16 - TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) was shuffled from the physically unable to perform list to the reserve/non-football injury list by the Detroit Lions.
11/22/16 - TE Brandon Pettigrew was on the field for Tuesday's practice, signifying that the Detroit Lions activated him from the physically unable to perform list. Pettigrew has been unable to participate after tearing his ACL in December. The 31-year-old has a three-week window to practice with the team before either being placed on the 53-man roster or injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Pettigrew has reeled in 301 receptions for 2,965 yards and 17 touchdowns since being selected with the 20th overall pick of the 2009 draft.
11/22/16 - TE Brandon Pettigrew returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since tearing the ACL in his left knee for the second time last December. Pettigrew remains on the physically unable to perform list for now, and the Lions have three weeks to elevate him to the 53-man roster.