The Detroit Lions announced they have signed WR Javon McKinley and TE Jared Pinkney to the practice squad.
Detroit made room by releasing LS Beau Brinkley and P Lachlan Edwards from the unit.
#Lions announce roster moves:
Re-sign WR Javon McKinley and TE Jared Pinkney to the practice squad
Release LS Beau Brinkley and P Lachlan Edwards from the practice squad
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 27, 2021
Detroit’s practice squad now includes:
- LB Tavante Beckett
- DB Jalen Elliott
- DT Bruce Hector
- T Darrin Paulo
- RB Craig Reynolds
- DB Nickell Robey
- TE Brock Wright
- OLB Jessie Lemonier
- QB Steven Montez
- CB Parnell Motley
- TE Shane Zylstra
- WR Geronimo Allison
- G Tommy Kraemer
- K Ryan Santoso
- WR Javon McKinley
- TE Jared Pinkney
Pinkney, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Vanderbilt in the 2020 NFL Draft. He later signed on with the Falcons before being waived coming out of training camp.
Pinkney was on and off of the Falcons’ practice squad before signing a futures deal with the Titans for the 2021 season. Tennessee waived him coming out of the preseason and he landed with the Lions practice squad.
During his college career at Vanderbilt, Pinkney caught 114 passes for 1,560 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 39 games.