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Roster Moves: Colts Trade LB Antonio Morrison For CB Lenzy Pipkins

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NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts are finally making a move for a cornerback. The team announced today that they have traded LB Antonio Morrison to the Green Bay Packers for CB Lenzy Pipkins.

Antonio Morrison has seemed like the odd man out this offseason as the team focused on bringing in more youth and speed to this linebacker core. Morrison, the team’s 4th round pick in 2016, tallied 153 total tackles in 19 starts over the past two seasons.

Lenzy Pipkins also seemed to be in a very similar situation in Green Bay as he has been running with the third and fourth team corners this preseason with Green Bay’s additions of Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. The 6’0” 195 pound corner went undrafted last year but performed really well in his limited appearances. He tallied 14 total tackles and 1 pass deflection in 12 games played.

For the Colts this move is more about adding more players to the secondary. The team’s top two corners, Nate Hairston and Quincy Wilson, are currently out with injuries and the depth in the group was questionable to begin with. With Pipkins, they get a player who played well last season who can also contribute on special teams and push for a final roster spot. Overall I like the trade as it also paves the way for exciting rookies Matthew Adams and Skai Moore to make the squad as linebackers.