Colts send LB Morrison to Packers for CB Pipkins

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FILE PHOTO: Dec 24, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Antonio Morrison (44) stops Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) during the second quarter at the Oakland Coliseum. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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FILE PHOTO: Dec 24, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Antonio Morrison (44) stops Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) during the second quarter at the Oakland Coliseum. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers traded cornerback Lenzy Pipkins for linebacker Antonio Morrison in a deal with the Indianapolis Colts, general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Sunday.

Morrison, a fourth-round draft pick by the Colts in 2016, started 15 games for the Colts last season and made 108 tackles.

The Colts switched to a 4-3 defense this season with new coordinator Matt Eberflus, leaving Morrison stuck in a reserve SAM linebacker role.

Pipkin, 24, was an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State when he joined the Packers in May 2017. He played in 12 games as a rookie, making one start.

The Colts add needed depth in the secondary after corners Nate Hairston (hamstring) and Quincy Wilson (hand) sustained injuries in practice last week.

(Field Level Media)

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