Brandon Pettigrew 5th year 57 games 54 starts 243 rec 2414 yards 14 td 2 Fumbles lost last year of contract
2013 Cap: $3,470,000
A terrible year for Bobbles Pettigrew. He ranked #57 on PFF falling from #45 in 2011. His blocking was average and that is improvement from 2011 and 2010 but his receiving was the worst in the NFL. He caught only 59% of his targets and led the team in drops with 18. At his best, he is a solid blocker and good middle of field receiver. We have yet to see his best.
Tony Scheffler 8th year 4th year with Detroit 45 games 13 starts 113 rec 1226 8 td last year of his contract
2013 cap: $2.95 mil
Once upon a time, Scheff was a TD dancing, middle of the field deep threat miss match weapon. Last season, he was terrible. He led the team in interceptions targeted with 8. His targets were only 50% in receptions. 8 drops. Many in the media have decided he wiull be replaced by Fauria. He needs a good camp.
Michael Williams rookie 7th round pick. 4 year contract
2013 cap: $421,287
Williams will replace Will Heller at the blocking TE this year. Slow but has good hands. Will surpise in this role.
Joseph Fauria rookie UDFA 3 year contract
Cap: $409, 166
A possible replacement for Scheffler at the move TE. 6'8" with hands a great red zone player. I think he makes the roster.
Shaun Chapas 3rd year 2nd with Detroit 1 rec 6 yards last year of contract
2013 cap: $555,000
Chapas is looking to the Fullback on this team. I cannot see the Lions keeping him on the roster. With depth at TE, RB and WR, Chapas will be on the street.
Matt Veldman 2nd year 1st with the Lions.