Lions Release LB Marquis Flowers, Claim CB Lenzy Pipkins


Field Yates reports that the Lions have released veteran LB Marquis Flowers on Wednesday and claimed CB Lenzy Pipkins off of waivers from the Colts.

Flowers, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2014. He was traded to the Patriots at the start of last season in return for a 2018 seventh-round pick.

Flowers played out the final year of his four-year, $2,298,680 contract before returning to the Patriots this offseason. Unfortunately, he was released coming out of the preseason and later signed by the Lions.

In 2018, Flowers has appeared in five games for the Lions and recorded two tackles.

Pipkins, 24, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State back in 2017. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and is currently in the second year of his three-year, $1.66 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $555,000 and $645,000 over the final two years of the agreement.

The Packers traded Pipkins to the Colts for LB Antonio Morrison during the preseason and he’s been on and off of their roster ever since.

In 2018, Pipkins has appeared in one game and recorded nine tackles and no interceptions.

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