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George Winn | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
College: Cincinnati
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George Winn carried the ball five times for 16 yards against the Vikings Week 6.
Most of Winn's work came after Theo Riddick was forced from the game with a hamstring injury. Winn again looked solid, but is a similar runner to the more talented Joique Bell. He will need an injury to Bell to ever come into fantasy value. Oct 12 - 4:32 PM

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Lions OC Joe Lombardi said George Winn will continue to get touches this week.

Even with Joique Bell and Theo Riddick returning, Winn is expected to have a role. He was used in a committee with Reggie Bush last week, gaining 48 yards on 11 carries. Winn is nothing more than a desperation RB4/5.
Source: MLive.com
Oct 11 - 8:32 PM

George Winn had 11 carries for 48 yards in Sunday's Week 5 loss to Buffalo.

Winn was used in a committee with Reggie Bush, and took over as the every-down back after Bush left with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. He's currently the only healthy running back on the Lions' roster. Winn could come into fantasy value if Bush and Joique Bell can't return next week.
Oct 5 - 5:44 PM

Lions signed RB George Winn off their practice squad.

It's a sign that Joique Bell (concussion) is in serious danger of missing Week 5 against the Bills. Theo Riddick (hamstring) is also in doubt.
Sep 30 - 12:23 PM

Lions signed RB George Winn to their practice squad.

It's worth noting we've yet to hear anything on the Mikel Leshoure front. Like Winn, Leshoure was waived on Saturday. Winn will be Detroit's early-season insurance behind Joique Bell, Reggie Bush, and Theo Riddick.
Aug 31 - 3:20 PM

Lions waived RB George Winn.

Winn was a Mel Kiper favorite coming out of Cincinnati last year. He's failed to impress. Winn averaged just 3.3 YPC on 33 totes this preseason, scoring two touchdowns. He's a candidate for the practice squad in Detroit.
Aug 30 - 1:22 PM

Lions signed RB George Winn, formerly of the Patriots.

A 2013 undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati, Winn had cups of coffee with the Patriots and Texans last offseason. He spent time on the Cowboys, Raiders, and Steelers' practice squads, but failed to earn a futures contract after the season. Winn will be a major roster long shot with Detroit.
Jul 16 - 8:26 PM

Patriots waived RB George Winn.

A Mel Kiper special coming out of Cincinnati this year, Winn has now been cut by the Texans and Patriots in a four-month span. He rushed 14 times for 59 yards with one touchdown in the preseason.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Patriots signed RB George Winn, formerly of the Texans.

An undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati, Winn initially signed with the Texans but was waived immediately after rookie minicamp. In New England, Winn will be a camp body as No. 3 tailback Brandon Bolden nurses a foot ailment.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 04:43:00 PM

Texans waived RB George Winn and OT Dann O'Neill.

Winn was Mel Kiper Jr.'s "No. 1 sleeper running back," but made it just 17 days on the roster. Although it's never good news for an undrafted rookie to get waived this early in the offseason, it could be more an indication of the Texans' running back depth than an indictment of Winn's skill. That being said, Winn's 4.75 speed is a major detriment. He'll look to latch on elsewhere as a camp body.
Wed, May 15, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Texans signed Cincinnati RB George Winn.

Winn (5-foot-10 1/2, 218) was pegged as Mel Kiper's No. 1 sleeper running back. Used sparingly his first three years, Winn broke out as a senior Bearcat to rush for 1,334 yards and 13 scores on 243 carries (5.49 YPC). He only had 19 career catches and ran 4.75 at the Combine with a similarly slow 1.61 ten-yard split. Isaiah Pead's successor at Cincinnati, Winn's lack of explosive run skills may ensure he maxes out as no better than a No. 3 or low-end No. 2 NFL back. He'll compete with fellows UDFA running backs Cierre Wood, Ray Graham, and Dennis Johnson in Houston.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3Theo Riddick
4George Winn
GLB1Joique Bell
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
4Jordan Thompson
5Kellen Davis
K1Matt Prater