The Rams signed Pinkney off the practice squad Saturday ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Analysis: Pinkney was elevated from the practice squad for the third time this season ahead of the Week 17 loss to the Chargers. The 25-year-old has played just one of his 38 snaps on offense across three appearances, so it's likely he'll continue to serve as a core special-teamer while seeing extremely limited opportunities behind top tight ends Tyler Higbee and Brycen Hopkins in Week 18.
Jan 7, 2023 1:10 PM EST
Pinkney reverted to the Rams' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Pinkney was elevated for the third time this season ahead of Los Angeles' Week 17 loss to the Chargers, and he played a minimal role in the contest with one offensive snap and nine special-teams snaps. Top tight end Tyler Higbee entered the game as questionable due to an elbow injury, but he was ultimately able to suit up, thus limiting Pinkney's usage. Pinkney has yet to catch a pass in two seasons as a pro.
Jan 2, 2023 7:04 PM EST
Pinkney was elevated from the Rams' practice squad Saturday.
Analysis: Pinkney is poised to make his first appearance on the active roster since Week 10 and could be thrust into a prominent position behind nominal backup Brycen Hopkins if Tyler Higbee (elbow) is unable to play.
Dec 31, 2022 10:33 AM EST
Pinkney reverted to the Rams' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Pinkney received his second elevation to the active roster in as many weeks, but once again he failed to see any snaps on offense. However, the 25-year-old did record a tackle on punt coverage while working on special teams.
Nov 14, 2022 4:01 PM EST
The Rams' have activated Pinkney to their 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals.
Analysis: Pinkney was elevated to the team's active roster ahead of the team's Week 9 loss to Tampa Bay and logged 13 snaps on special teams. He will presumably see a similar workload against Arizona.
Nov 12, 2022 12:02 PM EST
Pinkney was reverted to the Rams' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Pinkney got his first elevation of the campaign prior to Los Angeles' Week 9 loss to Tampa Bay and logged 13 snaps on special teams. He has played in three NFL games over two seasons but has yet to see a target or record a touch on offense.
Nov 7, 2022 4:31 PM EST
Pinkney was bumped up to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday.
Analysis: Pinkney earned a spot on the team's practice squad after failing to make their 53-man roster out of camp. Assuming Pinkney suits up Sunday against the Buccaneers it'll be his first action of the season.
Nov 6, 2022 8:08 AM EST
Pinkney cleared waivers and reverted to the Rams practice squad Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: After missing out on a spot on Los Angeles' initial 53-man roster Tuesday, Pinkney will at least get a chance to stay with the organization for the 2022 season. The 25-year-old tight end has yet to record a target in his NFL career, and it would likely take an injury to Tyler Higbee or Brycen Hopkins for him to see game action this year.
Aug 31, 2022 1:40 PM EST
The Rams waived Pinkney on Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.
Analysis: Pinkney appeared in two games with the Lions last year but wasn't targeted. He landed a contract with the Rams in June but was unable to make the team's 53-man roster.
Aug 30, 2022 3:52 PM EST
Pinkney caught both of his targets for 28 yards in Saturday's 16-7 loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: The surprise release of Kendall Blanton potentially left a spot open after starter Tyler Higbee and backup Brycen Hopkins, and Pinkney filled in ably, turning one of his targets into a 25-yard gain in the first quarter. The Rams may choose to only keep two tight ends with multiple players that can fill in the blocking role, including converted tight end Jacob Harris, but Pinkney showed that he can fill the role if needed if the Rams keep three or more tight ends.
Aug 27, 2022 9:13 PM EST
The Rams signed Pinkney on Wednesday.
Analysis: Pinkney spent time on the Rams' practice squad last season before finishing the campaign with the Lions. However, he was waived in May with an injury settlement. Now healthy, the Vanderbilt product will look to carve out a role in Los Angeles' crowded tight end room, though he may garner increased reps during the offseason with Tyler Higbee and Jacob Harris both currently rehabbing from knee surgery.
Jun 15, 2022 11:38 AM EST
Pinkney (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement Tuesday,
Analysis: Pinkney finished the season with the Lions after spending time with on the Rams' and Titans' practice squads last season. Appearing in two games for Detroit, Pinkney saw a total of 43 offensive snaps, but never saw a target. The 24-year-old will work to earn a shot elsewhere for the upcoming season.
May 10, 2022 3:20 PM EST
Pinkey logged 28 of 63 offensive snaps during Sunday's 51-29 loss to the Seahawks.
Analysis: Pinkey was in the starting lineup with both T.J. Hockenson (finger) and Brock Wright (COVID-19) sidelined, but he was not targeted with a pass even though Detroit sent a pair of them to offensive tackles. The Vanderbilt product will not be on the fantasy radar in Week 18 against Green Bay even if Wright is unable to gain medical clearance in time.
Jan 3, 2022 10:59 AM EST
Pinkney was signed to the Lions' active roster Tuesday.
Analysis: The tight end was signed off of the Rams' practice squad Tuesday and will be part of the Lions' active roster in Week 17 against the Seahawks. With last week's starter Brock Wright (illness) being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Pinkney could actually be in line to draw a start Sunday.
Dec 28, 2021 4:43 PM EST
Pinkney was restored to the Rams' practice squad from the COVID-19 list Tuesday.
Analysis: Pinkney will now return to practice with the Rams with an eye on returning to the active roster. He was elevated for the Rams' Week 14 contest against the Cardinals, but never played.
Dec 22, 2021 4:08 PM EST
Pinkney was placed on the practice squad COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Analysis: Pinkney was elevated from the Rams' practice squad for Monday's win over the Cardinals but didn't take the field. He reverted to the practice squad after the game and will now need to spend some time away from the team.
Dec 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST
Pinkney was elevated from the Rams' practice squad ahead of Monday's game against the Cardinals.
Analysis: Pinkney will serve as additional depth at tight end after Tyler Higbee (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. The 24-year-old joined the Rams' practice squad in mid-October and hasn't yet made his regular-season debut in the NFL.
Dec 13, 2021 1:17 PM EST
The Rams signed Pinkney to the practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Pinkney spent some time on Detroit's practice squad earlier this season. Now, the former Vanderbilt standout will get a chance to develop in Los Angeles.
Oct 20, 2021 10:34 AM EST
The Lions signed Pinkney to their practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Analysis: Pinkney was waived by the Titans ahead of the initial 53-man roster deadline and didn't land on a practice squad at the start of the season. The Lions currently have two tight ends on their active roster, so Pinkney could operate as a emergency option if one of them goes down with an injury.
Sep 27, 2021 10:48 AM EST
Pinkney was waived by the Titans on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Pinkney spent the 2020 season on the Falcons' practice squad. The Vanderbilt product could take on a similar role with the Titans this season.
Aug 31, 2021 5:47 PM EST
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