Buzz on Pettigrew, Lions H-back

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has a propensity for dropping passes, but he still set the club TE record for receptions in a season with 83 in 2011. Last season, he missed a couple of games and only caught 59 passes, while averaging a three-year low 40.5 yards per game. Nonetheless, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com notes that Lions assistant director of pro personnel Charlie Sanders still has high praise for his No. 1 tight end.