Brandon Pettigrew returns to practice

Posted by ttwentyman on December 28, 2012 – 1:05 pm

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew decided the last full practice of the year was as good a time as any to return to the field.

Pettigrew participated in the portion of practice open to the media Friday for the first time since injuring an ankle in the first quarter at Green Bay Dec. 9.

The Lions have missed their second-leading receiver over the past two games he’s missed.

“Anytime you have a tight end that’s a mismatch for other teams it’s a bonus,” quarterback Matthew Stafford said this week. “On third down that’s a short throw to have to make. Most of the time he’s somewhere in front of you and with his body size and hands he creates tough matchups on third down in the red zone.”

Pettigrew is second on the team with 57 catches and 556 yards.

Also returning to the practice field Friday was safety Louis Delmas, who sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday to rest his sore left knee. Delmas has played in each of the team’s last two games.

Receiver Calvin Johnson (knee, ankle) did not practice. He was a limited participant on Thursday, but is expected to play on Sunday.

The Lions will release game designations for Sunday’s matchup with Chicago at 4 p.m. on

Defensive tackle Sammie Hill (toe) missed his third practice this week, putting his status for Sunday in question.

Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch did not practice but that was likely due to rest since he’s not been on the injury report all week.

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2 Responses to “Brandon Pettigrew returns to practice”

  1. By Antlerking on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    That’s great news. GO LIONS

  2. By Don on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to see all of these players play on Sunday!
    All of these Players ( Animals.LIONS!) are at least a third of the Pride ( Meat or Muscle,TEAM) of the Clan ( Team,Group of Cats,LION|S! etc.) And when these Cats (players) aren’t in the mix with the rest of the Hunter’s (football players) Then it leaves our Pride (TEAM) in a rough Position to carry on this Prides Continuation in the cycle of life! A Pride of Lions needs the whole pride. When the strongest of the Pride become injured it endangers The rest of the clan.
    However for the injured Lions to start Hunting before they are healed also endangers the clan. No matter what coarse the Lion’s go the clan is in trouble for the time being. Let’s hope that the strongest Lions in the clan heal up and that the young lions (rookies) also heal up and get it together so that the Clan is healthy and The strongest in the Jungle (NFL) Next season after the snow’s (Rain in the jungle) are through and New Young Lions enter the Pride and become The King’s of the Jungle (NFL)!
    Oh, And Most Bears don’t even live in the jungle? (:
    So I don’t know when these Lion’s will be back to health and helping out the Clan but I hope it to be as soon as possible: Brandon Pettigrew, Calvin Johnson, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Louis Delmas, Sammie Hill

    P.S. Does the Jungle have trophies or playoffs ?
    OH, OH yea The NFL does.
    So does the real jungle when a Lion has some animal by the throat. (:

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