Suh's steep price too much for Lions, and now he's as good as gone
MAR 2, 12:07p ET | Alex Marvez
Rotowire: Mar 21 / 1:57p ET
News: Lions GM Martin Mayhew feels Pettigrew can play a bigger role in the passing game in 2015, detroitlions.com reports.
Impact: Pettigrew caught just 10 passes for 70 yards in 14 games last season. Both totals are the lowest of his career as he was asked to be more of a blocker in 2014. Mayhew says that the team is figuring out ways to utilize the tight end position as a whole, so while Pettigrew won't all of sudden return to his days of catching 70 to 80 passes he could see a slight uptick in production in 2015.
Rotowire: Jan 26 / 6:09p ET
News: Pettigrew caught 10-of-15 targets for 70 yards in 14 games during the 2014 regular season.
Impact: Even though injuries limited Joseph Fauria to seven appearances, Pettigrew was unable to make an impact in the passing game. Eric Ebron's 49 targets were easily tops among the team's tight ends, and while the rookie struggled throughout the season, he may handle a larger role in 2015. Pettigrew signed a four-year, $16 million contract before the 2014 season, but now that he's mostly just a blocking specialist, the Lions may consider releasing him. Of course, the Lions have always seen something in Pettigrew that isn't apparent to anyone else.
Rotowire: Jan 4 / 3:52p ET
News: Pettigrew is being evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys.
Impact: Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, Pettigrew, who finished the regular season with just 10 catches for 70 yards in 14 games, caught his only target for 11 yards.