Pettigrew had his ankle re-taped twice during the Lions’ 18-16 loss to the Ravens and also appeared to be injured on a big hit over the middle in the fourth quarter. Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he would not have been able to continue playing Monday night.
Pettigrew had two catches for 23 yards against the Ravens, part of a season in which he has 41 receptions for 416 yards. He is a free agent after the season.
The Lions have been using rookie Joseph Fauria in the tight end position as well, but with the team fighting for a possible NFC North title, they’re going to need as many healthy players as possible down the stretch.
The Lions (7-7) will stay at home as they take on the New York Giants on Sunday.