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George Winn
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1990-11-10) November 10, 1990 (age 29)
Southfield, Michigan
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:University of Detroit (MI) Jesuit
College:Cincinnati
Undrafted:2013
Career history
* Houston Texans ( 2013)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Rushing attempts:23
Rushing yards:74
Rushing average:3.2
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

George Winn (born November 10, 1990) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Cincinnati. He originally signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts.

Professional careerEdit

Houston TexansEdit

On April 28, 2013, Winn signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent.

New England PatriotsEdit

On June 17, 2013, he signed with the New England Patriots.[1]

Oakland RaidersEdit

On October 2, 2013, he signed with the Oakland Raiders as a member of the practice squad. The Raiders released Winn from the practice squad on October 15, 2013.[2]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

The Steelers signed Winn to their practice squad on October 22, 2013.[3] He was released on November 19, 2013 and replaced by rookie Ray Graham, another undrafted free agent initially signed by the Houston Texans.

Dallas CowboysEdit

On December 4, 2013, Winn signed with the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.[4] The Cowboys waived Winn on December 17, 2013.[5]

Detroit LionsEdit

During the 2014 offseason, Winn tried out for the Atlanta Falcons,[6] but was not signed. Afterwards, the Detroit Lions signed him on July 16, 2014.[7] He played twelve games for the Lions in 2014, gaining 73 yards on 19 carries.[8] He was placed on the Lions' practice squad at the start of the 2015 season, but moved to the main club on October 19 after an injury to Zach Zenner.[8]

On September 3, 2016, Winn was waived by the Lions and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[9][10] On September 9, 2016, he was released from the Lions practice squad, but was re-signed on September 21, 2016.[11] He released was on October 3, 2016.[12]

New York GiantsEdit

On October 31, 2016, Winn was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad, but was released on December 14, 2016.[13] He was re-signed to their active roster on December 20, 2016.[14] He was waived by the Giants on May 1, 2017.[15]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On August 9, 2017, Winn signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[16] He was placed on injured reserve on August 29, 2017.[17] He was waived by the Colts on April 24, 2018.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Winn is the cousin of former NFL wide receiver Derrick Mason .[19] His first cousin, L. Webber, is the sister-in-law of former NBA player Chris Webber.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Patriots Sign Rookie RB George Winn". patriots.com. http://www.patriots.com/news/article-1/Patriots-Sign-Rookie-RB-George-Winn/cfde10d9-0ead-4d44-a68e-e91afcbfb267. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  2. Tafur, Vio (October 21, 2013). "Raiders return with offensive line still a mess". The San Francisco Chronicle. http://blog.sfgate.com/raiders/2013/10/21/raiders-return-with-ol-still-a-mess/. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. Bouchette, Ed (October 22, 2013). "On the Steelers: Mike Tomlin is a man with a plan". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2013/10/23/MAN-WITH-A-PLAN/stories/201310230047. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  4. Cowboys fill out practice squad
  5. Durant to IR; Nevis Among 3 Released; LB Lemon Returns
  6. Falcons to Have 24 Players in For Tryout
  7. Wilkening, Mike (July 16, 2014). "Lions add tailback George Winn". NBCSports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/16/lions-add-tailback-george-winn/. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Birkett, Dave (October 19, 2015). "Lions to sign RB George Winn off practice squad". Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2015/10/19/george-winn/74250850/. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  9. "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171015012008/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/article-1/Lions-establish-53-man-roster/436b48fc-7f92-4d4a-8c0f-05664a3afe93.
  10. "Lions sign 8 players to team's practice squad". September 4, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171015012030/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/article-1/Lions-sign-8-players-to-teams-practice-squad/27beee34-e776-466f-99c9-1afb7f807aef.
  11. "Lions sign OL Chase Farris to practice squad, release RB George Winn". http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-sign-OL-Chase-Farris-to-practice-squad-release-RB-George-Winn/a042252b-e4a2-46f5-8bce-04e00152a45a.
  12. "Lions sign RB Mike James to practice squad". October 3, 2016. http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-sign-RB-Mike-James-to-practice-squad/a89b3a7e-a3ff-4e65-ab02-1a31ec4f8e46.
  13. Benton, Dan (December 14, 2016). "Giants sign Adam Gettis to practice squad, terminate contracts of two others". http://giantswire.usatoday.com/2016/12/14/new-york-giants-sign-adam-gettis-practice-squad-other-transactions/.
  14. Eisen, Michael (December 20, 2016). "RB Shane Vereen, QB Ryan Nassib placed on IR". https://www.giants.com/news/rb-shane-vereen-qb-ryan-nassib-placed-on-ir-18305314.
  15. Benton, Dan (May 1, 2017). "Giants waive QB Keith Wenning, RB George Winn". http://giantswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/01/new-york-giants-waive-keith-wenning-george-winn/.
  16. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". August 9, 2017. http://blogs.colts.com/2017/08/09/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-189/.
  17. "Roster Move: Colts Sign RB Daryl Richardson". August 29, 2017. http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Roster-Move-Colts-Sign-RB-Daryl-Richardson-/b982c0f8-3169-4fe7-8253-5320b2e25188.
  18. "Roster Move: Colts Release RB-George Winn". April 24, 2018. http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Roster-Move-Colts-Release-RB-George-Winn/49eda113-09ad-4b1e-81c2-633e0c757d0f.
  19. "Cincinnati Bearcats Profile". gobearcats.com. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/george_winn_361456.html.

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