Pipkins (back) signed a contract with the Patriots on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Pipkins hasn't appeared in regular-season action since 2018, when he played one game at cornerback with the Colts and two games in Detroit as a special-teams contributor. Now fully recovered from the back injury he picked up last preseason, Pipkins will work to carve out a reserve role in New England.
Pipkins is questionable to return to Thursday's preseason contest against Detroit due to a back injury, Nick Shook of the Browns' official site reports. Pipkins originally signed a reserve/future contract with Cleveland in early January. The 25-year-old appeared in two games for the Lions last year but saw just 18 snaps on special teams.
Pipkins signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on Wednesday. Pipkins appeared in three total games between stints with the Colts and Lions in 2018 before finishing the season on Cleveland's practice squad. The Oklahoma State product will now get the offseason to try and carve out a more prominent role with the Browns in advance of the 2019 campaign.
Pipkins was waived by the Lions on Monday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Pipkins was waived to make space on the 53-man roster while Detroit attempts to manage a slew of offensive injuries. The 25-year-old did not log a single defensive snap with the Lions this season, and he'll be free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Pipkins was waived by Indianapolis on Saturday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. Pipkins was waived to make room for tight end Erik Swoope on the 53-man roster. The depth cornerback will become an unrestricted free agent if he passes through waivers unclaimed.