On Sunday, the Detroit Lions went into Soldier Field with the hopes of shocking the NFC North division-leading Chicago Bears. Instead, the Lions were embarrassed early and often on their way to a (closer than the score indicated) 34-22 loss.
A day later, somebody had to take the fall!
According to the Lions, they have waived Lenzy Pipkins, a cornerback who nobody really knew.
The #Lions have waived CB Lenzy Pipkins.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 12, 2018
In two games for the Lions this season, Pipkins has just one tackle. Though he was was on the active roster for the past three games, he did not play a single defensive snap.
Of course, we were just kidding around with the “somebody had to take the fall” comment, Pipkins was waived so the Lions could sign another player. That player has not yet been announced.
Detroit Lions legend Wally Triplett passes away at 92
Former Detroit Lions running back and return specialist Wallace “Wally” Triplett III passed away today at the age of 92.
In a statement released by the Detroit Lions, the team praised Triplett as “one of the true trailblazers in American sports history. He resides among the great men who helped reshape the game as they faced the challenges of segregation and discrimination.”
From Detroit Lions:
STATEMENT FROM THE DETROIT LIONS:
“As the first African-American to be drafted and to play in the National Football League, Wally is one of the true trailblazers in American sports history. He resides among the great men who helped reshape the game as they faced the challenges of segregation and discrimination.
“His contributions date back to his days at Penn State as the Nittany Lions’ first African-American starter and varsity letter-winner, highlighted by his appearance in the first integrated Cotton Bowl.
“Wally’s legacy also reaches beyond breaking color barriers, having served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
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