Dante Pettis

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #18
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #18
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Dante Pettis News

Signs with Chicago

Pettis (shoulder) agreed to a contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old appeared in three games for the Giants last year and caught 10 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown before undergoing season-ending surgery in November. A 2018 second-round pick by San Francisco, Pettis has failed to find much success since totaling 467 receiving yards and five scores during his rookie campaign.

May 11, 2022 5:54 PM EST

Shifted back to IR

Pettis (shoulder) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday and returned to injured reserve.

Analysis: The wide receiver was moved to the COVID list Jan. 1, forcing him to be away from the Giants' facilities as he worked his way through league protocols. Pettis will now be able to keep rehabbing his shoulder injury with his sights set on a return for the 2022 campaign.

Jan 6, 2022 3:11 PM EST

Joins COVID list

Pettis (shoulder) shifted to the reserve/COVID-19 list from injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Pettis has already been ruled out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. He'll return to IR once he clears the league's health and safety protocols.

Jan 1, 2022 3:07 PM EST

Out for season

Pettis, who was placed on injured reserve Friday, will miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis played in just three games with the Giants this season, recording 10 receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown primarily as a depth fill in with a number of starters out due to injury. the 26-year-old has played in just 10 games since the start of last season and has yet to play a full 16 games in any season since being drafted back in 2018.

Nov 20, 2021 8:05 AM EST

Heads to IR

The Giants placed Pettis (shoulder) on injured reserve Friday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Pettis suffered a left shoulder injury during Monday's loss to the Chiefs, and he will now have to miss a minimum of three weeks while on IR. If the likes of Kadarius Toney (thumb), Kenny Golladay (knee) and/or Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) are healthy by the time Pettis is able to return, he could see his role on offense significantly reduced.

Nov 5, 2021 8:42 AM EST

Not practicing again

Pettis (shoulder) didn't take part in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: The Giants listed Pettis as a non-participant on their official Week 9 report for the second straight day, after he sustained a left shoulder injury in Monday's loss to the Chiefs. The lack of practice reps this week seemingly put Pettis' availability for Sunday's game against the Raiders in peril, but the Giants will see what he's able to do at Friday's session before gauging where he stands heading into the weekend. If active Sunday, Pettis could have the chance to fill a key role in the Giants' passing game. Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) appears to be trending toward sitting out Week 9, while the statuses of fellow wideouts Kenny Golladay (knee), Kadarius Toney (thumb) and John Ross (quadriceps) are up in the air.

Nov 4, 2021 1:24 PM EST

Hurt on muffed punt

Pettis (shoulder) was forced out of Monday's 20-17 loss to the Chiefs, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Pettis was injured during the first half of Monday's loss while attempting to recover his own mishandled punt return. The severity of the 2018 second-round pick's injury remains undisclosed at this time. Heading into Week 8, Pettis had put together back-to-back games with five receptions.

Nov 2, 2021 5:17 AM EST

Reaches end zone

Pettis recorded five receptions on five targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-3 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Pettis was elevated from the practice squad for the second consecutive week and has delivered five receptions on each occasion. In Sunday's victory, Pettis recorded a five-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter to put the Giants up 15-3. He also tallied a long reception of 27 yards, which helped set up a 49-yard field goal during the team's first drive of the second quarter. It's unclear what role Pettis may be able to maintain once the Giants' receiving corps gets healthier, though Pettis has made the most of current opportunity.

Oct 24, 2021 7:45 PM EST

Promoted to active roster

Pettis was signed to the Giants' active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Michael Elsen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was a gameday elevation from the practice squad for Sunday's loss to the Rams, but he'll now join the active roster in a longer-term capacity after C.J. Board suffered a broken arm. Pettis caught five of 11 targets for 48 yards during his season debut and could continue seeing a similar role until some of Kenny Golladay (knee), Kadarius Toney (ankle) or Darius Slayton (hamstring) are able to return.

Oct 19, 2021 3:15 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Pettis reverted to the Giants' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

Analysis: Pettis reverting to the practice squad is an automatic transaction after he was elevated for Sunday's loss to the Rams. Versus Los Angeles, Pettis secured five of 11 targets for 48 yards, benefiting from increased volume due to the team's normal starting wideouts. He also recorded one tackle when a pass intended for him was intercepted.

Oct 19, 2021 8:35 AM EST

Boost in volume due to absences

Pettis brought in five of 11 targets for 48 yards in the Giants' 38-11 loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: With Kenny Golladay (knee) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) both inactive and Kadarius Toney (ankle) eventually joining them on the sideline Sunday, Pettis was called upon for his most extensive action since his rookie 2018 season in San Francisco. Pettis wasn't exactly efficient with his targets, but considering Daniel Jones was under duress throughout the afternoon, the receiver's totals were serviceable. Despite the solid performance, Pettis could well be back on the practice squad within days and perhaps remain there if at least a couple of the team's sidelined wideouts are available for Week 7 against the Panthers.

Oct 17, 2021 3:41 PM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Pettis was elevated from the Giants' practice squad Saturday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Pettis is being promoted to the Giants' game day roster in order to provide roster insurance for fellow wideout Darius Slayton who is questionable for Week 6 with a hamstring injury. The Giants have been ravished by injuries to their offense, and Kenny Golladay is the latest to be ruled out after hyperextending his knee in Week 5. On a positive note, Kadarius Toney (ankle, questionable) is expected to play, and Sterling Shepard is also making his return from a hamstring injury. Even if Darius Slayton is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Pettis will likely have a hard time seeing the field behind the Giants' healthy pass catchers.

Oct 16, 2021 2:48 PM EST

Let go by Giants

Pettis was waived by the Giants on Wednesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Pettis finished last season on New York's active roster but was unable to retain his spot for 2021. The 2018 second-round pick could end up on the practice squad if he's unable to latch on elsewhere.

Sep 1, 2021 9:59 PM EST

Scores a TD in finale

Pettis caught two passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Giants regular season finale.

Analysis: Actually one of the catches was a trap that Mike McCarthy failed to challenge, but who's counting? In any event, the former second-round pick is still only 25 and should get another chance to carve out a role somewhere.

Jan 11, 2021 11:01 AM EST

Reels in two passes in debut

Pettis caught two of three targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Pettis finally made his Giants debut; he finished third among the team's wide receivers with 29 of the 64 offensive snaps. The 2018 second-round pick made an immediate impact on offense, and he'll look to build on that success against a soft Dallas defense in Week 17.

Dec 28, 2020 8:45 AM EST

Sidelined again Sunday

Pettis will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis will sit out for the second game in a row, as he's yet to make his Giants debut since being claimed off waivers via San Francisco. Austin Mack and C.J. Board are expected to continue to serve as the reserve receiving options for Week 14 sans Pettis.

Dec 13, 2020 8:52 AM EST

Healthy scratch in Week 13

Pettis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 13 tilt against the Seahawks.

Analysis: The young journeyman was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, but his Giants debut will have to wait at least another week. Austin Mack and C.J. Board will continue to serve as the top reserve wideout options behind the top trio of Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Golden Tate against Seattle.

Dec 6, 2020 11:46 AM EST

Activated from COVID list

The Giants activated Pettis from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Pettis' team debut has been put on hold because of his stint on the reserve list. It appears he'll finally suit up for the Giants in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, a meeting between division leaders. It's unclear how much of an impact Pettis will have on offense with the starting wide receiver jobs locked down by Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Golden Tate. Pettis could contribute as a returner immediately.

Dec 1, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Should return soon

Pettis (illness) is expected to "ramp up" his activity and return from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

Analysis: Pettis is eligible to be activated from the reserve list, so his Giants debut could come this Sunday against the Seahawks. It appears he's cleared the necessary protocols, and the Giants simply want to see if his conditioning is up to par. Fantasy managers should stay away, as the 2018 second-round pick has enjoyed limited offensive success and could be catching passes from Colt McCoy once he eventually takes the field.

Nov 30, 2020 1:48 PM EST

New York debut will wait

Pettis (illness) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to a positive test Nov. 20, and it won't be possible for him to attain clearance in time to suit up Week 12. A 2018 second-round pick from the 49ers, Pettis still has yet to suit up for the Giants since being claimed off waivers early November.

Nov 25, 2020 7:09 AM EST

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