Brandon Pettigrew content with blocking role

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew reveals that he is content to play behind rookie Eric Ebron and support the team in a blocking role in the 2014 season.

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has revealed that he is happy to play a supporting role behind rookie Eric Ebron in the 2014 season.

The Lions selected Ebron 10th overall in this year's Draft, and the 21-year-old will likely go straight into the starting lineup for the new season ousting veteran Pettigrew.

The 29-year-old has admitted that he has no problem adjusting his role from a pass catcher to blocking for his side in the pass and run game.

"I can't call that [blocking more]," Pettigrew told the Detroit Free Press. "And whatever it is, I'm a team guy. You know that. Everybody here has the same goal. We're trying to win.

"You know what, it's different for everybody. We're moving around a lot. It's a lot to learn and we're still learning.

"I'll be anxious to see, as we get further into training camp, how all this works out. Overall, I think it's going to be a great thing."

Pettigrew recorded 41 receptions for 416 yards along with two touchdowns last season.

Eric Ebron #85 of the North Carolina Tar Heels speaks to reporters after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats 39-17 at Bank of America Stadium on December 28, 2013
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