The weather was great when he strolled into Orchard Park, N.Y. back in mid-March. No icy winds, no lingering lake effect.
"It wasn’t too bad, it was like in the 50s," Pettigrew said. "I know it can get cold though."
Pettigrew met with head coach Dick Jauron and several other coaches, going to Dave and Buster’s for dinner. Pettigrew’s football I.Q. underwent a play memorization test and he talked to the Bills about how he could fit into their offense specifically.
"(Buffalo) felt that I could do both (blocking and catching) so that’s how they thought I could fit in," Pettigrew said. "They felt that I could do both. They didn’t just want to have one guy who could do blocking and one guy who could catch."