Brandon Pettigrew’s season will not start next week.
The second-string tight end was put on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, the Detroit Lions announced.
Pettigrew is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered late last season. With Detroit placing him on the PUP list, the tight end will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season.
Starting tight end Eric Ebron has been out since Aug. 6 with an ankle injury. The Lions are hopeful Ebron will be available for Week 1.
Wide receiver Corey Fuller (foot) will also begin the season on the PUP list.