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Jason Pinkston on field at Browns OTAs

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Browns guard Jason Pinkston was putting together a strong 2012 season when he developed a blood clot in his lung six games into the season.

Pinkston was hospitalized and placed on injured reserve, ending his season and casting some doubt on whether he’d be able to pick up where he left off. Pinkston got medical clearance to begin working out in April, but wasn’t a participant at the team’s minicamp last month.

The jury’s still out on where Pinkston is after his recovery, but Pinkston is back in a position to prove he’s healthy enough to help the team. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Pinkston has been doing all the drills during the team’s first set of OTAs this week.

Pinkston isn’t working with the first team yet. Last year’s starting right guard Shawn Lauvao is lining up at Pinkston’s old left guard spot with John Greco, who replaced Pinkston in the lineup last year, at right guard. Pinkston is playing with the twos at left guard, although one imagines that the makeup of the line is subject to change at some point between May 16 and the start of the regular season.

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3 Responses to “Jason Pinkston on field at Browns OTAs”
  1. godofwine330 says: May 16, 2013 2:50 PM

    This is great. He was working with former Brown (do you actually say former when they never even played a game for the team because of injury) LeCharles Bentley in Bentley’s O-Line Academy. He looked good last year before the injury, but IDK how 6 months without working out does to a body that is already big. With 2 months before training camp let us hope that he can get back into shape and be a force on the line and get us some push.

    Also, good to know that had he plays for the Browns, because had he played for the Patriots and he got that blood clot he would have been cut.

  2. barkymingo says: May 16, 2013 4:00 PM

    Good for him. Hope he can make a return. Also hope that if he does, he’s safe and healthy for the rest of his career. Blood clots in the lung can be scary.

  3. maddenboy says: May 17, 2013 1:39 AM

    pinkston.

    Any relation?

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