Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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O’HARA: Offense can maximize the roles of all the tight ends
Mike O’Hara —

Brandon Pettigrew headed home after the last minicamp practice with a good feeling about most things related to how he and the Lions’ other tight ends fit in the new coaching staff’s offense and about his life in general.
There are a few minor ailments he needs to tend to in the down time before training camp starts at the end of July, but no major physical or mental wounds are lingering from last season.

Pettigrew put criticism aside in re-signing with Lions
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

Brandon Pettigrew has been a scapegoat for many a Lions problem during his five seasons in Detroit. Dropped passes, especially, have irked fans and coaches alike.

But despite the public backlash sometimes directed his way in recent years, Pettigrew said last week that wasn’t a factor when he was considering whether to leave the Lions in free agency.

Three Lions storylines to follow as summer begins
Sean Yuille – Pride of Detroit

We’re just a couple days away from the official start of summer. The Detroit Lions essentially began their summer with the conclusion of their offseason training program last week, and they are now off until the start of training camp at the end of July.

As summer vacation officially begins for the Lions, here are three storylines worth keeping an eye on in the coming weeks:

Dan Orlovsky prepares for second career
Michael Rothstein —

Dan Orlovsky is still earning a paycheck in the NFL and not done playing football yet. He is cognizant of his future, though, and knows his years left in the league are winding down.

This was part of his reasoning for returning to the Detroit Lions this offseason, to come back to where it all started. It wasn’t necessarily a goal to come full circle, but the belief that the Lions would be a good team — and for once, Orlovsky wanted to be on a good team.

Now, he’s also looking to his post-football future.

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