Pinkard was originally an undrafted free agent signing of the Green Bay Packers in 2015, coming into the NFL from Old Dominion. He spent time on both the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars practice squads. He saw his first regular-season action in 2017, being activated by the Jaguars for four games. Pinkard had one catch on one target for five yards last year.
At Old Dominion, Pinkard totaled 160 catches for 2,338 yards and 25 touchdowns over three seasons. He is now the 10th receiver on Cleveland’s current roster.