Player Page

Jason Pinkston | Guard | #62

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 310
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (150) / CLE
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Browns released OG Jason Pinkston with an injury settlement.
27-year-old Pinkston has battled recurring blood clots in his lungs. "More than likely I'll have to retire," Pinkston acknowledged. "The Browns were great working with me and I would love to thank GM Ray Farmer and Owner Jimmy Haslam for my opportunity here in Cleveland." A once-promising 2011 fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh, Pinkston made 24 starts across three seasons with the Browns. Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Browns G Jason Pinkston (undisclosed) is not practicing.

There was some speculation Pinkston was holding out for financial reasons, but that wouldn't make sense for a player who appeared in three games last season. "Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared to participate in football activities," the Browns and Pinkson's agents said in a joint statement. "The team has been in communication with Jason and his representatives and will respect their wishes to not provide any further details at this time."
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 09:53:00 AM

Browns G Jason Pinkston sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Jets.

Pinkston appeared in just three games this season as he battled a high-ankle sprain.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Browns activated RG Jason Pinkston (ankle) from injured reserve/designated to return.

Pinkston suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Browns' second preseason game, but was given a 4-6 week timetable to return. He should be 100 percent. Pinkston could immediately supplant Shawn Lauvao at right guard. Lauvao has graded out as a bottom-12 guard in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 05:37:00 PM

Browns placed RG Jason Pinkston (ankle) on injured reserve/designated to return.

The move clears a spot for Billy Cundiff on the active roster. Pinkston suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Browns' second preseason game and won't be eligible to return before Week 9. Oniel Cousins will start at right guard until Shawn Lauvao (ankle surgery) gets healthy.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 07:10:00 PM

Browns RG Jason Pinkston (high-ankle sprain) will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

Pinkston's initial recovery timetable was set at 2-4 weeks, but it appears he could be in danger of missing the first month of the regular season. Seventh-rounder Garrett Gilkey will start in his place for the time being, but the Browns may opt to scour the waiver-wire once teams start trimming rosters.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski acknowledged RG Jason Pinkston's high right ankle sprain will "probably" extend into the regular season.

Once one of the NFL's better-off teams at guard, Cleveland is now perilously thin with Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao (ankle surgery) both on the shelf. The Browns may begin searching the free agent market, with only raw late-round rookie Garrett Gilkey left as the best option to play opposite LG John Greco.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Browns RG Jason Pinkston (high-ankle sprain) will miss the rest of the preseason, and is questionable for Week 1.

X-rays revealed no ligament damage, so things could have been worse. Pinkston's timeline is officially 2-4 weeks. With Week 1 just 23 days away, that makes Pinkston very dicey for the opener, but the Browns have incentive to rush him with seventh-rounder Garrett Gilkey the starter in his absence. We'd guess Pinkston plays against the Dolphins.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Browns RG Jason Pinkston suffered a high right ankle sprain in Thursday's preseason game.

ESPN Cleveland calls the injury "severe." Pinkston was on crutches and in a walking boot in the locker room. He's doubtful for Week 1, and perhaps beyond. It's a major problem for the Browns, as backup Shawn Lauvao is recovering from ankle surgery. That leaves seventh-rounder Garrett Gilkey as the apparent starter. It's rough timing for Pinkston, who appeared all the way back from the blood clot that ended his 2012 season.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Jason Pinkston will be the Browns' starting right guard this season.

Shawn Lauvao's training-camp ankle surgery locks in Pinkston. A brawling former left tackle at Pitt, Pinkston was really coming on as a 2012 starter before suffering a blood clot in his lung, which ended his season. The Browns have an impressive O-Line on paper, which from left to right reads LT Joe Thomas, LG John Greco, C Alex Mack, RG Pinkston, and RT Mitchell Schwartz.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 04:24:00 PM

ESPN Cleveland expects Shawn Lauvao and Jason Pinkston to compete at right guard.

John Greco appears to be locked in at one guard spot, leaving Pinkston and Lauvao to compete for the other. Pinkston and Lauvao opened 2012 as the starters, but it was Greco who shined during Pinkston's 10-game absence due to a blood clot in his lung. Pinkston is the favorite provided he's healthy.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 08:44:00 AM

Browns LG Jason Pinkston (blood clot in lung) is participating in OTAs.

Pinkston was on his way to a breakout season prior to landing on IR in Week 7. He's back as the likely starting left guard for a unit our Evan Silva ranks sixth in the league.
Thu, May 16, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Browns LG Jason Pinkston (blood clot in lung) tweeted on Monday that he has been 100 percent medically cleared.

However, Pinkston is not expected to participate in this week's voluntary pre-draft minicamp. Pro Football Focus graded Pinkston as a top-25 guard prior to his Week 7 placement on injured reserve. If he keeps progressing well, the 25-year-old should be ready for OTAs.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Browns LG Jason Pinkston tweeted Wednesday that the blood clot in his right leg is now gone.

A pulmonary embolism ended Pinkston's 2012 season after six starts. The Browns still don't know his availability for 2013, but it sounds like his recovery is progressing. A promising brawler in the trenches, Pinkston is still only 25 years old. Cleveland does have a rock-solid left guard backup in John Greco.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 09:20:00 PM

The Browns won't be sure of LG Jason Pinkston's (blood clot in lung) 2013 status for "a while."

The word comes from new coach Rob Chudzinski. Pinkston was previously expected to have a "normal" offseason, and that should still end up the case. Pinkston is the favorite to keep his left guard job in 2013.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 09:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Tim Tebow
8Christian Ponder
9Brad Sorensen
10Seth Lobato
11Pat Devlin
12Cody Fajardo
13Shane Carden
14B.J. Daniels
15R.J. Archer
16Jerry Lovelocke
17Chandler Harnish
18Chase Rettig
19Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5Alonzo Harris
6LaMichael James
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Jerome Smith
15Jeremy Stewart
16Keshawn Hill
17LaVance Taylor
18Kevin Monangai
19Michael Dyer
20Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Ryan Mueller
5Joe Don Duncan
6Derrick Coleman
7Henry Hynoski
8Brad Smelley
9Abou Toure
10Trey Millard
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
16John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Vincent Brown
6Dwayne Bowe
7Preston Parker
8Kris Durham
9Seantavius Jones
10Jacoby Ford
11Josh Morgan
12Tyler Davis
13Tevin Reese
14LaRon Byrd
15Robert Herron
16Solomon Patton
17Zach D'Orazio
18Kenzel Doe
19Ricky Collins
20Damian Williams
21Armon Binns
22Carlton Mitchell
23Reggie Dunn
24Freddie Martino
25Tyler McDonald
26David Porter
27Ezell Ruffin
28DaVaris Daniels
29Josh Harper
30Marquez Clark
31Travis Labhart
32Donatella Luckett
33Lance Lewis
34Joseph Anderson
35Josh Stewart
36Donte Foster
37L'Damian Washington
WR21Roddy White
2Denarius Moore
3Marcus Thigpen
4Ace Sanders
5Riley Cooper
6Onterio McCalebb
7Austin Pettis
8Ryan Broyles
9Joe Morgan
10Rico Richardson
11Emory Blake
12A.J. Jenkins
13Jacoby Jones
14Tandon Doss
15Mike Brown
16Devante Davis
17Devon Wylie
18Jimmie Hunt
19Clyde Gates
20Daniel Rodriguez
21James Butler
22Ryan Lankford
23Marcus Harris
24Ryan Whalen
25Milton Williams III
26Michael Preston
27Phil Bates
28Trindon Holliday
29Juron Criner
30Andre Davis
31Demetrius Wilson
32Josh Reese
33Trevor Harman
34Paul Browning
35Saalim Hakim
36Tom Nelson
37Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Beau Gardner
6Mickey Shuler
7Orson Charles
8Chase Ford
9Nick Kasa
10Chase Dixon
11Richard Gordon
12D.J. Williams
13Jerome Cunningham
14Rob Blanchflower
15Jacob Maxwell
16Steve Maneri
17David Paulson
18Cameron Clear
19Jimmay Mundine
20Gerell Robinson
21Brandon Barden
22Jake Murphy
23Ryan Taylor
24Brett Brackett
25Michael Egnew
26Dan Light
27Jordan Thompson
LT1Tyson Chandler
2Micah Hatchie
3Pierce Burton
4John Fullington
5Will Beatty
6Jason Fox
7Mitchell Van Dyk
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Matt Slauson
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Drew Nowak
6Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
7Darren Keyton
8Tanner Hawkinson
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Braxston Cave
3Khaled Holmes
4Brian De La Puente
RG1Jahri Evans
2Todd Herremans
3Louis Vasquez
4Paul Fanaika
5Patrick Omameh
6Leon Brown
7Ronald Patrick
8Adam Replogle
RT1Mike Adams
2Nate Chandler
3Kelvin Palmer
K1Carey Spear
2Billy Cundiff
3Connor Barth
4Brandon Bogotay
5Kyle Brindza
6Andrew Furney
7Justin Manton
8Mike Meyer
9Ty Long