Easop Winston Jr.

New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #18
New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #18

Easop Winston Jr. News

Earns contract with Saints

The Saints signed Winston to a reserve/future contract Monday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Winston spent the 2021 season on the Saints' practice squad, though he was elevated for three games while the team dealt with absences due to injury and suspension among their receiving corps. He played primarily on special teams in that span, though he did log one catch for five yards. Winston will now have the chance to earn a roster spot for the 2022 campaign with a strong showing during offseason activities and training camp.

Jan 10, 2022 6:53 PM EST


Back to Saints' practice squad

Winston reverted to the Saints' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Winston has been on New Orleans' active roster for each of the last three weeks with Deonte Harris (undisclosed) suspended. In Monday's loss to Miami, Winston contributed primarily on special teams, recording three punt returns for 27 yards. He is less likely to be elevated for a Week 17 matchup against the Panthers given that Harris' suspension is over, though Tre'Quan Smith's (chest) availability is now in question.

Dec 28, 2021 8:14 PM EST



Elevated from practice squad

Winston was elevated from the Saints' practice squad ahead of Monday's game against the Dolphins, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Winston will join the active roster for a third straight week since Deonte Harris (undisclosed) is on the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, Winston is unlikely to have a significant fantasy impact since he's been targeted just once across the last two games.

Dec 27, 2021 2:33 PM EST


Sent to practice squad

Winston reverted to New Orleans' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Winston was utilized as a punt returner in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, returning three punts for a total of 38 yards. He was on the field for one offense snap and eight snaps on special teams. Winston was also elevated to the active roster ahead of Week 14's matchup with the Jets, registering one catch for five yards.

Dec 20, 2021 8:58 PM EST


Elevated ahead of Week 15

Winston was elevated from the Saints' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Winston has been elevated for a second-straight game and will likely get a chance to return punts again since Deonte Harris is suspended. The 25-year-old saw five offensive snaps in Week 14 and managed to catch his only target for five yards.

Dec 18, 2021 5:04 PM EST



Back to practice squad

Winston reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Winston was active for the first time this season in Week 14 as New Orleans dealt with the absences of Deonte Harris (suspension), Ty Montgomery (illness) and Lil'Jordan Humphrey (hamstring). He managed one reception, but his primary contributions came on special teams as he logged four punt returns for 54 yards.

Dec 13, 2021 6:48 PM EST


First catch of season

Winston caught one pass for five yards during Sunday's win over the Jets.

Analysis: Winston logged seven offensive snaps in the absence of Deonte Harris (suspension) and Lil'Jordan Humphrey (hamstring), but not even the Saints starting wide receivers are worthy of much fantasy consideration at this point.

Dec 13, 2021 10:23 AM EST


Bumped up from practice squad

Winston was promoted to the Saints' active roster Saturday, Nick Underhill reports.

Analysis: Winston's promotion comes with the Saints potentially very thin at wide receiver Sunday against the Jets. With Lil'Jordan Humphrey (hamstring) questionable, Ty Montgomery on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Deonte Harris suspended, Winston will provide depth in the Saints' wide receiver unit.

Dec 11, 2021 5:21 PM EST


Waived by New Orleans

The Saints waived Winston on Tuesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Winston spent time with the Rams after going undrafted in 2020, but he wasn't able to earn a roster spot out of training camp. The Washington State product has shown enough upside to warrant a spot on the Saints' practice squad if he clears waivers.

Aug 31, 2021 10:41 AM EST


Resurfaces in Big Easy

The Saints are signing Winston, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Winston bears no relation to Saints quarterback Jameis Winston, but the two could connect in practice this offseason. The former Washington State spent time with the Rams after going undrafted back in 2020, but he wasn't able to earn a spot on the team's final roster.

May 6, 2021 12:26 PM EST


Doesn't make final roster

The Rams waived Winston on Friday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Winston's collegiate production was impressive, but he couldn't make the cut with the Rams. The Washington State product may have a chance at the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Sep 4, 2020 8:42 PM EST


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