Pipkins was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
The 24-year-old is on the commissioner's exempt list as he clears final hurdles towards rejoining the team, but he's expected to soon return to a backup post at offensive tackle. Pipkins has appeared in 25 games since making his Chargers debut in 2019, registering a total of seven starts.
Pipkins (undisclosed) was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk reports.
This is Pipkins' second stint on the COVID-19 list. It remains unknown if the tackle has tested positive or has just been in close contact with someone who has the virus.
The Chargers activated Pipkins from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.
Pipkins was placed on the list Friday, but apparently, it was a false positive and he'll return to team activities. He could start Sunday's game against the Broncos at right tackle if Bryan Bulaga (back) and Storm Norton (calf), who are both questionable, are ruled out.
Pipkins (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, CBS Los Angeles reports.
The team revealed Friday that Pipkins has tested positive for COVID-19. The 24-year-old offensive tackle has started the last three games in place of Bryan Bulaga (back), who is considered questionable for Sunday's game versus the Broncos. If Bulaga and Storm Norton (knee) are ruled out, Tyree St. Louis will start at right tackle. Pipkins must pass the league's COVID-19 protocols before returning to the team.
Pipkins saw reps at left tackle during 11-on-11 drills Wednesday, Daniel Popper of the Athletic reports.
Pipkins had previously been working with the third team, so Wednesday's reps seem to represent a step forward if he hopes to compete with Sam Tevi for the starting gig. The 2019 third-round pick was spotted wearing a brace on his right knee earlier this month, but it doesn't appear he's being limited by an injury.
Pipkins has been spotted wearing a brace on his right knee, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Pipkins is expected to compete for the left tackle starting job with Sam Tevi, but in order to do that he'll need to be on the practice field. The 2019 third-round pick has been a massive disappointment since his selection, but he certainly has plenty of time to make his name known in the NFL.