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DeShawn Wynn | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 232
College: Florida
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Saints signed RB DeShawn Wynn, formerly of the 49ers.
Wynn, 27, was with New Orleans earlier this season before spending a month on the 49ers' active roster. The Saints like his special teams abilities, although his signing may also indicate concern about Chris Ivory (ankle). Mon, Jan 3, 2011 06:46:00 PM

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49ers waived RB DeShawn Wynn.

It's the first 49ers transaction in the post-Singletary era. Wynn spent seven weeks on the Niners' game-day roster, but played only on special teams.
Mon, Dec 27, 2010 05:57:00 PM

49ers RB DeShawn Wynn was sent to the locker room with an illness in the second quarter of Thursday's game.

Wynn is "sick to his stomach." He was only in line for special teams duty against the Chargers.
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 09:25:00 PM

49ers RB DeShawn Wynn suffered an ankle injury Sunday and didn't return to the game.

The severity is unknown. Wynn was recently promoted from the practice squad to give the team more depth at running back following the Frank Gore injury. He didn't touch the ball before leaving Sunday.
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 10:57:00 AM

49ers promoted RB DeShawn Wynn from their practice squad.

With Frank Gore out for the season, Wynn will be third on the depth chart at running back behind Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon. He's no lock to be active on game days, much less a threat to cut into Westbrook's workload.
Tue, Nov 30, 2010 01:27:00 PM

The 49ers could promote DeShawn Wynn from their practice squad if Frank Gore (fractured hip) lands on injured reserve as expected.

Wynn was active for four games with the Saints earlier this season but didn't see any touches. If promoted, it's unlikely he'd be a real threat to Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon for touches.
Tue, Nov 30, 2010 08:17:00 AM

Saints waived RB DeShawn Wynn.

Wynn has spent the past seven weeks in the Saints' employ, but they never saw fit to let him carry the ball behind Ladell Betts and Chris Ivory. He won't attract free agent interest after being replaced by Julius Jones.
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 05:22:00 PM

Saints signed RB DeShawn Wynn off the practice squad.

Wynn will provide depth behind Chris Ivory and Ladell Betts if RB Pierre Thomas is unavailable.
Sat, Oct 2, 2010 12:55:00 PM

Saints re-signed RB DeShawn Wynn to their practice squad.

We may not have heard the last of Wynn this season after all. He'll stick around as alternative to Ladell Betts if the veteran fails to impress over the next few weeks.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 06:04:00 PM

Saints released RB DeShawn Wynn.

The move proves that the Saints see Wynn as more of a special teamer and Ladell Betts as more of a ball carrier. It could also be a sign that Chris Ivory (knee) is closer than previously reported to returning. Betts is now Pierre Thomas' backup for this week's game against the Falcons.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 12:47:00 PM

According to his agent, RB DeShawn Wynn was informed Friday that he's made the Saints' 53-man roster.

It's notable because Saints skill players come out of nowhere to make fantasy impacts. Assuming Wynn does last through the early part of next week, he'll slot in as New Orleans' No. 4 back behind Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, and Chris Ivory. Keep this depth chart in mind for in-season purposes.
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 05:21:00 PM

Saints signed RB DeShawn Wynn, formerly of the Packers.

Wynn has always had the talent to be a quality backup in the NFL, but he's been held back by commitment issues and an inability to stay out of the trainer's room. While he seems likely to battle Ladell Betts for the No. 3 job, Wynn isn't a great candidate for a short-yardage specialist role. He was more of a jack of all trades, master of none in his three years in Green Bay.
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 02:15:00 PM

In addition to the Giants, free agent RB DeShawn Wynn will be trying out for the Bengals this week.

He'll try out at their upcoming minicamps. Wynn, 26, claimed in March to be getting interest from the Seahawks and Browns, but both stocked their backfields during the draft. Cincinnati and New York are similarly deep.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010 11:37:00 PM

Free agent DeShawn Wynn said he has been drawing interest from the Seahawks and Browns but hopes to re-sign with the Packers and probably will.

Wynn wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent, which showed what the Packers thought of him. He's consistently hurt and has just 14 carries over the last two seasons. The Packers would be better off moving on.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 09:40:00 AM

The Packers will not tender RB DeShawn Wynn as a restricted free agent.

Wynn, 26, is an injury waiting to happen and showed next to no explosion in a make-or-break season with Green Bay last year. The Packers currently have Ryan Grant, Brandon Jackson, and Kregg Lumpkin under control for 2010.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 12:31:00 PM

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FB1Austin Johnson
2Erik Lorig
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3Joe Morgan
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TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham