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
Pinkney signed a futures contract with the Titans Wednesday.
Analysis: Pinkney has seen an active roster once so far, which was with the Falcons in Week 17, but didn't end getting to make his NFL debut as he was listed as inactive. The tight end had an impressive four years at Vanderbilt, where he had 114 receptions for 1,560 yards and 14 touchdowns. He'll have his sights set on finally seeing the field with the Titans in the upcoming season.
Jan 13, 2021 4:25 PM EST
Pinkney reverted back to Atlanta's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Pinkney was brought up to the active roster ahead of the final contest of the season against the Buccaneers, but he was ultimately inactive. He'll set his sights on next season, with the hope of making his NFL debut.
Jan 4, 2021 8:35 PM EST
Pinkney (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Pinkney was promoted to the Falcons' active roster Saturday, but the 23-year-old won't ultimately make his NFL debut Week 17 against Tampa Bay. He'll head into the offseason as a developmental option at tight end as Atlanta interviews candidates for its general manager and head coaching vacancies.
Jan 3, 2021 9:07 AM EST
Pinkney was promoted to the Falcons' active roster Saturday.
Analysis: Pinkney is slated to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Buccaneers, but playing time could be minimal for the rookie out of Vanderbilt with the team's corps of tight ends at full health.
Jan 2, 2021 2:09 PM EST
Pinkney signed with the Falcons' practice squad Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Pinkney enjoyed a breakout junior campaign in which he racked up 50 receptions for 774 yards and seven touchdowns, but otherwise he never exceeded 22 catches, 280 receiving yards or three touchdowns in any of his other three collegiate seasons for Vanderbilt. The Falcons noted Pinkney's upside and quickly signed him to an undrafted free agent contract following April's draft, but ultimately the team elects to go with Hayden Hurst, Jaeden Graham and Luke Stocker as its Week 1 options at tight end. For now, the 6-foot-4 Pinkney will continue his NFL journey as a developmental option for a Falcons team that has a proven propensity to promote players from within (just ask current defensive captain and former practice-squad member, Ricardo Allen).
Sep 7, 2020 7:34 AM EST
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