Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #6 OT, #34/750 Overall, 2 2010: All-BIG EAST First Team (coaches)...earned his second consecutive first-team All-Big East honor...The cornerstone of Pitt’s offensive front, Pinkston made 41 career starts on Pitt’s offensive line, including 38 at left tackle. Pitt produced a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his three years as a starter. Pinkston was selected first team All-Big East following his junior and senior seasons. Pitt finished with an 8-5 overall record in 2010 and earned a share of the Big East championship with a 5-2 league mark...2009: SI.com and Rivals.com All-America Team (second team)...First Team All-Big East...starter at left offensive tackle in all 13 games…owns 28 career starts overall...2008: Started all 12 regular-season games at left tackle...2007: Started the first three games at right tackle before suffering a season-ending left shoulder injury at Michigan State Sept. 15...underwent surgery and received a medical redshirt...2006: Worked at defensive tackle through fall training camp before moving to offensive tackle in September...played in seven games during his true freshman campaign to letter...in addition to serving as a backup left offensive tackle, he also appeared in Pitt's "jumbo" set in short yardage situations as a fullback...also contributed on the extra-point/field goal block unit.
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Draft Scout Jason Pinkston News
04/16/13 - OG Jason Pinkston, who finished last season on injured reserve with a blood clot, has been medically cleared although he is not taking part in on-field work yet.
10/22/12 - OG Jason Pinkston was placed on injured reserve by the Cleveland Browns, who signed fellow offensive lineman Jarros Shaw from their practice squad.
Offensive lineman Bryant Browning was signed to the practice squad to fill Shaw's spot.
Pinkston missed Sunday's loss at Indianapolis after being admitted to a Cleveland-area hospital last week to be treated for a blood clot. Head coach Pat Shurmur on Friday declined to specify where the clot was.
John Greco started in Pinkston's place against the Colts and will likely continue to start on the left side moving forward.
"As a backup, he's been a guy that can play center, guard as well as tackle," Shurmur said last week.
10/21/12 - OG Jason Pinkston was in The Cleveland Clinic being treated for blood clots in his lungs. Pinkston left the Oct. 14 game against the Bengals with an illness that was more serious than anyone would have guessed. "It's obviously clear I won't be playing for some time but more importantly I'm thankful to be alive," Pinkston tweeted. Pinkston started all 16 games last year and the first six this season. He could be headed to injured reserve.
10/19/12 - OG Jason Pinkston is in the hospital being treated for a blood clot and will miss Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Pinkston became ill during last week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, although coach Pat Shurmur said he didn't know if it was related to the blood clot.
"We'll determine through the week if it's going to be an extended period of time, but he won't play this week," said Shurmur, who planned to visit Pinkston in the hospital.
John Greco will start in Pinkston's place against the Colts.
"As a backup, he's been a guy that can play center, guard as well as tackle," Shurmur said. "In this case he's going to play guard."
10/17/12 - G Jason Pinkston was limited in practice Wednesday after falling ill in the game against the Bengals.