Why Brandon Pettigrew Is the Lions’ Best Trade Option with the Patriots

June 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rumors and predictions regarding Tony Scheffler's future with the Detroit Lions have been a hot topic of conversation this offseason, and with good reason. The seven-year veteran faces stiff competition from undrafted rookie Joseph Fauria during training camp. 
By now, most fans know who Fauria is and that he has the same skill set as Scheffler but scads more potential. Fauria has impressed during OTAs, so it's no surprise that he's a legitimate contender to win a roster spot.
If the Lions determine that Fauria is a keeper, conventional wisdom suggests that Scheffler would most likely be the player sacrificed. Brandon Pettigrew is the No. 1, and the Lions aren't going to part ways with Michael Williams, who they just drafted.
Scheffler is vulnerable for a number of reasons.
He carries nearly a $3 million cap hit this season, and it's the final year of his contract.
It would make sense to keep Fauria, save some m...

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