Weekly Rewind: Mourning longtime owner; Welcome Golden Tate; Pettigrew is back

Detroit Lions Brandon Pettigrew returns to Detroit with a new deal(READ) Lions move quickly to replace Willie Young(READ) Welcome Golden Tate to the Detroit Lions(READ) Lions mourn death of owner William Clay Ford Sr.(READ) You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind: Mourning longtime owner; Welcome Golden Tate; Pettigrew is backDetroit Lions bringing back one of their own key free...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Pettigrew re-signs with Detroit Lions

Brandon Pettigrew was one of the best tight ends on the free agent market but his current team wasn’t about to let him walk away. The Detroit Lions have re-signed their first round tight end from the 2009 draft to a four-year deal worth $16 million, $8 million of which is guaranteed. Statistically speaking Pettigrew had one of his worst seasons in 2013, catching just 41 passes...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions bringing back one of their own key free agent starters

Brandon Pettigrew is apparently flying back to Detroit and signing a brand new four year deal with the Lions. The contract is reportedly worth $16 million, $8 million of that guaranteed. There is a physical pending, but the Lions know what they are paying for and what to expect from Pettigrew and have decided he is their best option at tight end this year. Martin Mayhew had identified...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pettigrew returning to Lions

For better (solid blocking) or worse (dropped passes), tight end Brandon Pettigrew is returning to the Detroit Lions. Pettigrew, an unrestricted free agent, has reached an agreement on a four-year, $16-million contract with $8 million guaranteed, according to the Detroit Free Press. Other teams that reportedly had shown the strongest interest in him included the New York Jets, Oakland...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Houston a Potential Landing Spot for Brandon Pettigrew

Among the potential landing spots for FA tight end Brandon Pettigrew: Giants, Jets, Texans, Raiders… or a return to Lions. @nflnetwork — Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 12, 2014 According to Michael Silver the Houston Texans have been named as a potential landing spot for free agent tight end Brandon Pettigrew. The former Detroit Lions tight end has been with the team since...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions choose not to use franchise tag on Pettigrew

The Detroit Lions let the deadline pass to apply the franchise tag on tight end Brandon Pettigrew yesterday. Had they chosen to use it, the cost would have been over seven million against the salary cap and used up most of the space they have left. It is the second straight year the Lions chose not to use the franchise tag, the last time they used it was in 2012 to retain defensive...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pettigrew to ask for Dennis Pitta money in free agency

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 of the positions the Lions will potentially look to the most in free agency, Detroit now...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Roster moves prior to free agency

Safety John Wendling The Detroit Lions have begun to make a handful of roster moves with the NFL free agency period quickly approaching (March 11, 4 p.m. EST). Kicker David Akers and safety John Wendling are among five players that will not return next season. Detroit has also decided to part ways with defensive end Israel Idonije, offensive lineman Dylan Gandy and linebacker Rocky...
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brandon Pettigrew the answer at tight end, or is it time to move on?

The Detroit Lions have many things to settle this offseason in relation to their roster, but maybe the most difficult decision of all is whether or not to resign Brandon Pettigrew.  The former first round pick is a free agent, and while productive last season at points, the most remarkable thing that Pettigrew has shown throughout his career in Detroit is his proficient inconsistency...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Mayhew states the Lions might utilize the “Franchise tag” on Brandon Pettigrew

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew is the teams most prominent pending free agent, and Mayhew said he’s “not sure yet” whether the franchise tag will be an option to keep the soon-to-be 29-year-old off the market. Pettigrew has seen his receiving numbers fall each of the last two seasons, and he was forced into […]The post Martin Mayhew states the Lions might utilize...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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