George Winn (American football)

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George Winn
No. 44 New York Giants
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-10) November 10, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: Southfield, Michigan
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: University of Detroit (MI) Jesuit
College: Cincinnati
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2015
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 for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). 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, and Detroit Lions.

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

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

New England Patriots[edit]

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

Oakland Raiders[edit]

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 Steelers[edit]

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 Cowboys[edit]

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

Detroit Lions[edit]

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

New York Giants[edit]

Winn was signed to the Giants' practice squad but was released on December 14, 2016.[13] He was signed to their active roster on December 20, 2016.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Winn is the cousin of former NFL wide receiver Derrick Mason .[15] His first cousin, L. Webber, is the sister-in-law of former NBA player Chris Webber.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patriots Sign Rookie RB George Winn". patriots.com. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Tafur, Vio (October 21, 2013). "Raiders return with offensive line still a mess". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Bouchette, Ed (October 22, 2013). "On the Steelers: Mike Tomlin is a man with a plan". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 23 October 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. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  8. ^ a b Birkett, Dave (October 19, 2015). "Lions to sign RB George Winn off practice squad". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Lions establish 53-man roster". DetroitLions.com. 
  10. ^ "Lions sign 8 players to team's practice squad". DetroitLions.com. 
  11. ^ "Lions sign OL Chase Farris to practice squad, release RB George Winn". DetroitLions.com. 
  12. ^ "Lions sign RB Mike James to practice squad". DetroitLions.com. October 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ Benton, Dan (December 14, 2016). "Giants sign Adam Gettis to practice squad, terminate contracts of two others". 
  14. ^ Eisen, Michael (December 20, 2016). "RB Shane Vereen, QB Ryan Nassib placed on IR". Giants.com. 
  15. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats Profile". gobearcats.com. 

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