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Pettigrew cut. What w waste of a $4M/yr extension. Wonder what we're stuck with from his SB...

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Pettigrew cut. What w waste of a $4M/yr extension. Wonder what we're stuck with from his SB...


I remember when his extension happened and it was structured so it would be easy to cut him later on in the contract. Also, I think there was some kind of renegotiation at the beginning of the season. Long story short, I don't think it will affect us that much.

How long until Stafford is the only Mayhew drafted player on the roster?

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December 8th, 2016, 8:23 am
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Originally I believe the Lions were able to release Pett for only $2M in dead money this year, but with him being on the pup and injured I'm not sure if that has any effect on it. I think I remember reading somewhere he had something between $1M-$1.5M of this years salary guaranteed plus the $2M of his signing bonus that was being spread over this and next year.


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Pretty sure that Pettigrew is only $1M in dead money for next year. In the scheme of things its not bad.

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Possibly controversial: I quite liked Pett.

He perhaps didn't live up to his draft status, or his $, but he was a solid performer for the team. He blocked well and was a decent outlet receiver.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not disappointed that he's been cut. But I think we only ever seem sad to say goodbye to the world beaters, and don't recognise that the majority of NFL rosters are made up of players with Pett's kind of talent.


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Possibly controversial: I quite liked Pett.

He perhaps didn't live up to his draft status, or his $, but he was a solid performer for the team. He blocked well and was a decent outlet receiver.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not disappointed that he's been cut. But I think we only ever seem sad to say goodbye to the world beaters, and don't recognise that the majority of NFL rosters are made up of players with Pett's kind of talent.


He had an incredible year in 2011. Seemed to lose confidence after that. 2012 was a terrible season for him, and he never really recovered. Wish him all the best.

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December 9th, 2016, 2:54 pm
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The estimate right now is $35M in space but they have a lot of spots to fill with guys like Reiff, Warford, Walker, Charles, Bryant, Bynes, Taylor, and Bush all FAs.


December 9th, 2016, 7:25 pm
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Spotrac set the cap at 164M which is probably a little lower than it will be with the projection to be an $8-$10M raise from this years $155M so anywhere between 163 and 165, but it will likely be a bit higher than that.

So based on that 164 we're listed as having $43M in available space but only 39 players under contract.

As Rao said we have a ton of free agents: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/detroit-lions/

But we should still have plenty of space to play with if we want to.


December 11th, 2016, 1:29 pm
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Just curious if anybody has been able to find out more about this NFI release. Pettigrew is a decent a TE, and would think another team with a need would sign him barring whatever this was for.

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Just curious if anybody has been able to find out more about this NFI release. Pettigrew is a decent a TE, and would think another team with a need would sign him barring whatever this was for.



supposedly he was coming along well enough from his acl but something happened off the field, who knows what and the lions figured he wont make it back onto the field. i think he was also near his time limit of allowed practice sessions before the lions had to make a decision of whether or not to activate and didnt have the roster space. if his other injury heals and mulligan or someone gets hurt they could potentially bring him back. regardless, bad move by quinn to not cut pettigrew in the offseason but when winning cures everything in the nfl.


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The Legend wrote:
Grink wrote:
Just curious if anybody has been able to find out more about this NFI release. Pettigrew is a decent a TE, and would think another team with a need would sign him barring whatever this was for.



supposedly he was coming along well enough from his acl but something happened off the field, who knows what and the lions figured he wont make it back onto the field. i think he was also near his time limit of allowed practice sessions before the lions had to make a decision of whether or not to activate and didnt have the roster space. if his other injury heals and mulligan or someone gets hurt they could potentially bring him back. regardless, bad move by quinn to not cut pettigrew in the offseason but when winning cures everything in the nfl.


How was it a bad move? They didn't even spend all their money in FA this offseason so the cap space didn't matter and he didn't take a roster spot. There was no downside to the move except for the Fords since they have to pay him.


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Free cap space rolls over iirc, so it even if it hadn't been used this year it would have been useful for 2017.


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rao wrote:
The Legend wrote:
Grink wrote:
Just curious if anybody has been able to find out more about this NFI release. Pettigrew is a decent a TE, and would think another team with a need would sign him barring whatever this was for.



supposedly he was coming along well enough from his acl but something happened off the field, who knows what and the lions figured he wont make it back onto the field. i think he was also near his time limit of allowed practice sessions before the lions had to make a decision of whether or not to activate and didnt have the roster space. if his other injury heals and mulligan or someone gets hurt they could potentially bring him back. regardless, bad move by quinn to not cut pettigrew in the offseason but when winning cures everything in the nfl.


How was it a bad move? They didn't even spend all their money in FA this offseason so the cap space didn't matter and he didn't take a roster spot. There was no downside to the move except for the Fords since they have to pay him.


they have to get better at obtaining medical opinions on players with certain types of injuries. sinking $4 m in 2016 cap on Pettigrew when in November 2015 a qualified medical professional would tell you there s little chance the guy can help you in 2016 and that he ll probably never be the same even if he does come back that early - to me thats a mistake. they did something similar with tulloch also. even if they didnt use all the cap space, they could plan the offseason differently. maybe add someone to help the passrush or a runner. they are winning now so quinn gets a pass on it but he could ve helped the team much more than he did.


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The Legend wrote:
rao wrote:
The Legend wrote:
Grink wrote:
Just curious if anybody has been able to find out more about this NFI release. Pettigrew is a decent a TE, and would think another team with a need would sign him barring whatever this was for.



supposedly he was coming along well enough from his acl but something happened off the field, who knows what and the lions figured he wont make it back onto the field. i think he was also near his time limit of allowed practice sessions before the lions had to make a decision of whether or not to activate and didnt have the roster space. if his other injury heals and mulligan or someone gets hurt they could potentially bring him back. regardless, bad move by quinn to not cut pettigrew in the offseason but when winning cures everything in the nfl.


How was it a bad move? They didn't even spend all their money in FA this offseason so the cap space didn't matter and he didn't take a roster spot. There was no downside to the move except for the Fords since they have to pay him.


they have to get better at obtaining medical opinions on players with certain types of injuries. sinking $4 m in 2016 cap on Pettigrew when in November 2015 a qualified medical professional would tell you there s little chance the guy can help you in 2016 and that he ll probably never be the same even if he does come back that early - to me thats a mistake. they did something similar with tulloch also. even if they didnt use all the cap space, they could plan the offseason differently. maybe add someone to help the passrush or a runner. they are winning now so quinn gets a pass on it but he could ve helped the team much more than he did.


I don't see how his medical staff made the wrong call. His knee has been reported healthy and with the move to the NFI it seems he injured himself away from the team. They couldn't have predicted that and Quinn even got Pett to take a pay cut before the season started.

The Tulloch thing was just weird and I don't remember ever seeing any solid info on why that went on forever.


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