Buzz: Jets about to sign Brandon Pettigrew?

TE Brandon Pettigrew is expected to sign with a team soon, and the Jets are in the mix (Mehta, March 13).

Pettigrew had 41 receptions for 416 yards and two touchdowns in 2013 with Detroit.

UPDATE: Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News appears to suggest that the Jets will be the ones to sign the former Lion.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

The 29-year-old Pettigrew was drafted in the first round in 2009 and looked to be emerging as one of the elite tight ends in the league when he caught 71 passes in 2010 and 83 in 2011. However, his production has slipped over the last few years and he seems to have worn out his welcome in Detroit.

As a blocker, the 6’6″ 264-pounder is very capable, although he didn’t grade out too well last year, other than as a pass protector. Still, he certainly has more ability than a Kellen Winslow or Dustin Keller-type player and I liken the fact that they would still employ him in blocking situations to a pitcher that loses a ton of games. He must be doing something right to continue to be used in that manner ahead of other possibilities.

Pettigrew would also give the Jets another pass catching threat following the addition of Eric Decker last night, so stay tuned to see who he signs for.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

This week Pettigrew talked to USA Today telling them that that he wants to be considered an old-school tight end who can “be utilized for my run-blocking and my pass-receiving skill set.”

Marty Mornhinweg had success with Brent Celek in Philadelphia in that sort of a role.  As Bent notes above he must be doing something right to be used in such a capacity so much.  The Jets ranked poorly in pass protection last year so adding Pettigrew could provide some help to the team when throwing the ball either in protection or receiving.




326 comments
privatejet
privatejet

BREAKING NEWS: Pettigrew signed with Detroit!

mustang66
mustang66

Pettigrew went back to the Lions?

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

Love how much the Lions fans were slagging him off and now they have him back.... Shame we didn't snag him, as the fit looked good, but at that price/contract length....

Pat d
Pat d

So Manish got it wrong

Pat d
Pat d

I'm beginning to think this is the first off season for alot of you here. Rome wasn't built in a day.

Vinny Cammarato
Vinny Cammarato

Idzik, in his first real FA test ( lastyear no money) has been a day late and a dollar short. Glaring hole at CB, downgrade at RT, no TE. I am starting to think Woodsy wants to make some PSL money back

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

God Idizk do something! Harrison, DRC, James Jones just anyone please this team in less then 3 day went from a possible playoff contender to having the arrow point down  

Ivan Lebron
Ivan Lebron

Pettigrew signs back with lions 4 years 16 mil, 8 guaranteed.  At that price they could have him! 

jmg1210
jmg1210

what about sudfeld?

didn't play much still young can develop 

lageman
lageman

The amount of time that has passed shows how bad Manish is.

Frank Monastra
Frank Monastra

confused i hear people say he a good blocker but I've seen multiple reports that he is a terrible blocker

i would still love the addition

Eric Falkman
Eric Falkman

manish deleted this tweet like the slime ball he is BTW

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

I like this move. I would be okay with him getting a 2 year, 9 million dollar deal or something along those lines. 

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Not a huge fan if this one if they plan on him starting. Could be good depth or a second te, I'm not sure this would stop me from draft a pass catching te in the draft.

SangHoon Lee
SangHoon Lee

why are they taking so long with this Signing? 



mustang66
mustang66

why does it take this management team so long to get anything done? Teams are signing players left then right, 20 minutes after the rumor is up. Do they feel like they have to wine and dine everybody they're going after. Sign Pettigrew already! I've watched a lot of Lions games and he's a very good player

eric88
eric88

My guess is Pettigrew goes to Seattle.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

OMG, I can't believe it's not reported on here, does anyone have knowledge about the Jets and Browns being close to reaching a deal, which deals with the Browns trading their 1st round draft pick #4 overall in exchange for the Jets #18 overall and Mark Sanchez and a conditional 3rd in 2015?

lagoo
lagoo

We were never drafting a te

marcus81
marcus81

if we could draft one of the top TE's that's the way to go and then trade up in the 2nd round to draft a receiver, hard to get excited if Pettigrew if he is on the decline

greendre
greendre

What about elderman from the pats he is still out there.

coryv
coryv

@mustang66  Manish got it wrong AGAIN...big surprise there!! <off/ sarcasm>

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

@Pat d Rex's job is on the line this year dont feed us this "Rome wasn't built in a day" garbage

Pat d
Pat d

Disagree, Jets are in better shape.

hazard2012
hazard2012

@BringBackDaveTelghe  


Not sure why they're interested in Pettigrew, period.   Too much in common w/Cumberland, maybe even Sudfield, except maybe he blocks better.  Jets need a game changing TE, not more of what they already have.       

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@BringBackDaveTelghe  we resigned cumberland i hear the coaches and front office are high on sudfield throw pettigrew in the mix let them battle it out in camp 

bob
bob

@SangHoon Lee

That's a good thing . So for it was like last night no reports of Pettigrew has left the bld..

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@SangHoon Lee  the way the raiders been spending money and that noone has confirmed the intital report now for 7 hrs i wouldnt be surprised if we lose pettigrew to the raiders 

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@mustang66  yeah i have a feeling we are in such a big media market alot of our beat writers rush things out to stay one up on the other guy 

hawkeye
hawkeye

@mustang66  Maybe other teams get things done faster because the rumors aren't being fabricated by a bunch of hacks.

Eric Falkman
Eric Falkman

@Pablo Bruno  I'm hearing the hang up right now is the browns want stephen hill in the deal as well

nyjnym
nyjnym

@Pablo Bruno  source? if the browns did this they would be the dumbest franchise on the face of the earth ... oh wait they are the browns

marcus81
marcus81

@greendre Decker is like a rich man's version of Edelman, now we need a deep threat

Pat d
Pat d

You don 't win a SB unless you draft good.

Pat d
Pat d

Did Manish tell you Rex's job was on the line.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

@Pat d We have no cb opposite of Dee, no safety upgrade, our RT signing is know for being undisciplined, ad we have no OLB opposite of Coples  

Bent
Bent moderator

@bob @SangHoon Lee  The difference is that we also haven't had any reports that he's at the building either!

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

Is there anyway to block and report as spam?

bradysucks
bradysucks

Edelman is great on special teams. He would be a great pick up for the Jets! He is an excellent punt returner and he was the best WR on the Pats last year.

Very underrated good player. Would love it if the Jets got him

Pat d
Pat d

That's what was said the last two seasons

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

@Pat d No just everyone with functioning brain cells knows if they don't make the playoffs this year he is a goner  

Pat d
Pat d

You don't build a team with FA alone. Are you unaware that there will be trades, that top players will be cut and there is the draft.