The New England Patriots have made a new addition to the roster. According to recent reports, they have signed DB Lenzy Pipkins. There isn’t much information on his contract yet, but we should know more in the upcoming days.
At the age of 26, Pipkins has spent two seasons in the NFL prior to signing with the Patriots. He spent one year with the Green Bay Packers, and the following season he spent time with the Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions, and the Cleveland Browns. He was released from the Browns in August of 2018 and hasn’t played in the league since.
Pipkins entered the league in 2017 as a draft pick for the Packers. He appeared in 12 games and had one start, finishing the season with 17 total tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle. In 2018, he spent time with two teams and had only nine tackles.
We’re glad the Patriots are making changes to their roster but we were hoping for more offensive players to be signed. The defense was amazing last year, especially because head coach Bill Belichick took it upon himself to overlook the defense. Before the start of the last season, he said:
“I think I’ll be more involved this year defensively than I was in recent years. This year will a little bit more, but I’m enjoying it. Eventually, I’ll have less of a role. But for right now, just to try to get things underway this year, I’ll try to be as much involved as I can.”
From how much experience he has within the league, Belichick knows a lot about coaching defense. After all, he did serve stints as defensive coordinator with both the New York Giants (1985-90) and New York Jets (1997-99). He’s been with the Patriots for twenty years already and we hope to see him stay for many more years.