Patriots sign defensive back Lenzy Pipkins

The team announced the signing on Tuesday.

Former Cleveland Browns cornerback Lenzy Pipkins reportedly signed to the Patriots on Tuesday.
Former Cleveland Browns cornerback Lenzy Pipkins signed with the Patriots on Tuesday. –AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio

The New England Patriots have added a cornerback to their roster.

The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed defensive back Lenzy Pipkins.

Despite not picking up the sport until his senior year of high school, the Texas-native played college football at Louisiana-Monroe before transferring to Oklahoma State for his senior season in 2016. While at Oklahoma, he played in all 13 games and finished with 24 solo tackles, 14 tackle assists and two pass deflections.

He was then signed by the Packers in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, appearing in 12 games and recording fifteen tackles, 11 solo tackles, and a pass deflection while also making one special teams tackle. In 2018, he was traded to the Indiana Colts and played in one game – a 24-38 loss to the Patriots. After a short stint in Detroit, he was signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad but was waived in August.

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Now, Pipkins finds himself in New England, where he will join the Patriots’ elite roster of cornerbacks that includes NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Stephon Gilmore and a promising J.C. Jackson, who earned comparisons to Malcolm Butler.