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Juwann Winfree

Green Bay Packers
Wide Receiver #81
Green Bay Packers
Wide Receiver #81

Juwann Winfree News

Dropped by Green Bay

Winfree was waived by the Packers on Tuesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Winfree flashed at times during offseason activities, but a shoulder injury prevented him from seeing any preseason action and ultimately cost him a shot to make a real run at a roster spot. Given what he showed, though, chances are he will snag a spot on the practice squad unless he is claimed by another team.

Aug 31, 2021 11:52 AM EST

Expected to compete for role

Winfree has impressed during OTAs and minicamp, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Winfree, a 2019 sixth-round pick by the Broncos, has suited up for just five career games. However, he has stood out during OTAs and looks like he has the potential to earn a roster spot. Green Bay's receiving depth chart is pretty set through the first four, but there is room to earn a role after that.

Jun 25, 2021 6:43 PM EST

Inks futures deal with Green Bay

Winfree signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers on Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old was elevated to the active roster for two games this season but spent most of the season on special teams. Winfree is set to go through Green Bay's offseason program.

Jan 26, 2021 8:06 PM EST

Slides back to practice squad

Winfree reverted to Green Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Green Bay found itself in a pinch, with injuries pressing its capacity at the receiver position throughout the week. However, Equanimeous St. Brown's activation from a concussion mitigated any kind of minor offensive role for Winfree. The Colorado product closed out the Week 14 win over Detroit with just one offensive snap, compared to 11 with the special-teams unit.

Dec 14, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Elevates to active roster

The Packers elevated Winfree to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Winfree's being called up due to concerns about the Packers' receiver depth, as Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) and Malik Taylor (hamstring) are both questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. He was also elevated in Week 10 against the Jaguars, but he didn't receive a target over seven snaps on offense.

Dec 12, 2020 3:42 PM EST

Bumped back to practice squad

Winfree reverted to the Packers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Winfree garnered seven snaps on the offensive side and 10 more on special teams during a 24-20 win over the Jaguars on Sunday, providing the second-year man out of Colorado with his first game appearance of 2020. A sixth-round pick of Denver in last April's draft, Winfree could be activated again for a Week 11 matchup against the Colts if Darrius Shepherd (shoulder) and Allen Lazard (abdomen) prove unable to go at the receiver position.

Nov 16, 2020 5:33 PM EST

Rises to active roster

The Packers elevated Winfree to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Winfree will make his Packers debut Sunday against the Jaguars. The team needs the depth because Allen Lazard (abdomen) isn't quite ready, and both Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) and Darrius Shepherd (shoulder) are considered questionable. If neither are active, Winfree will line up as the No. 4 receiver, and that will come with even more responsibility if tight end Robert Tonyan (ankle) is out.

Nov 14, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Links with practice squad

The Packers signed Winfree (groin) to the practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Winfree was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by Denver, but the team didn't opt to retain him for 2020. The second-year pro will now get a chance to continue his development on Green Bay's practice squad.

Oct 1, 2020 3:16 PM EST

Let go by Broncos

Winfree (groin) was waived by the Broncos on Saturday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.comreports.

Analysis: The Broncos invested significant draft capital this past offseason in re-tooling its wide receiver corps, so it's not surprising to see the 2019 sixth-round pick hit waivers. Expect Winfree to possibly return to the team as part of the practice squad should he pass through waivers.

Sep 5, 2020 11:49 AM EST

Still dealing with injury

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Winfree (groin) is considered day-to-day, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Winfree was only seen practicing on the side during Sunday's session, so it appears his injury isn't serious. The 2019 sixth-round pick is firmly on the roster bubble as it stands, so his ability to get healthy quickly will help his chances for a 2020 roster spot.

Aug 17, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Hampered by hamstring

Winfree (hamstring) practiced on a side field Sunday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Since Winfree is still working out, this doesn't appear to be a long-term injury. The 2019 sixth-round pick is on the bubble for a roster spot after the team drafted Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler in April, so a quick recovery would be beneficial to his odds of making the squad.

Aug 16, 2020 12:40 PM EST

Competing for roster spot

Winfree (hamstring) and Tim Patrick may spend training camp competing for a single roster spot, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Winfree is anticipated to enter training camp healthy after missing the final three games of his rookie season due to a hamstring injury. He logged three appearances without a catch in his inaugural pro campaign. With the Broncos having selected both Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler in the top two rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft, Winfree could very realistically be in line for fierce competition for a limited number of roster spots entering training camp.

Jun 25, 2020 5:36 PM EST

Heads to injured reserve

Winfree (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick cropped up on the injury report with the hamstring injury Thursday and will miss the final three games of the season. Winfree appeared in three games this season but did not record a catch.

Dec 13, 2019 12:17 PM EST

Nursing hamstring injury

Winfree did not practice Thursday due to a hamstring injury, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Winfree didn't occupy a spot on Wednesday's injury report, so it's somewhat concerning to see him now sidelined due to a hamstring issue. The rookie sixth-round pick hasn't suited up for game action since Week 9, so there wouldn't be any notable fantasy ramifications if he were forced to miss any time.

Dec 12, 2019 2:48 PM EST

Active Sunday vs. Packers

Winfree is active for Sunday's Week 3 matchup with Green Bay.

Analysis: Winfree was a coach's decision inactive the last two weeks. The rookie wide receiver will make his NFL debut but isn't likely to be more than a special teams player and depth option on offense.

Sep 22, 2019 9:17 AM EST

Officially out Sunday

Winfree (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Bears.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick is officially a healthy scratch. This won't shake up the Broncos' offense since he's listed as the No. 4 wideout anyway, so expect Diontae Spencer to see a slight uptick on his snap count this week.

Sep 15, 2019 12:07 PM EST

Won't play Sunday

Winfree (coach's decision) is expected to be inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Kils noted that the rookie was out early on the field doing some work, suggesting that he'll likely be a healthy scratch for the game. Winfree's absence from the game likely won't effect the offense from a fantasy perspective, considering he's buried on the receiver depth chart.

Sep 15, 2019 10:35 AM EST

Chance as No. 4 receiver

Winfree will work as the Broncos' No. 4 wide receiver Week 2 after Tim Patrick broke his hand Monday, Zac Stevens of reports.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick was inactive for Monday's game while Patrick was limited to eight offensive snaps due to the injury. Winfree won't be stepping into a high-volume role, but it's a opportunity for him to prove himself after a solid showing in the preseason.

Sep 10, 2019 2:21 PM EST

Solid showing in preseason finale

Winfree brought in three of four targets for 46 yards in the Broncos' 20-7 preseason win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

Analysis: Winfree closed out a solid preseason with a strong showing, checking in second to one of his primary competitors for the No. 5 receiver job, Fred Brown, receiving yards. The 2019 sixth-round pick brought in seven of 13 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown during the exhibition slate, and he'll soon find out whether those numbers were enough to garner him a spot on the final 53-man roster.

Aug 29, 2019 9:58 PM EST

Targeted thrice

Winfree caught one of his three targets for 19 yards during Saturday's 10-6 preseason loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Winfree's lone catch game early in the second quarter, a deep shot that helped set up a 31-yard field goal. In addition to his 23 offensive snaps, he also played on five special-teams snaps, recording a tackle. Of the Broncos' town-roster options at receiver, the Colorado product has been the most consistently productive while also contributing on special teams. His roster spot appears safe as WR5.

Aug 25, 2019 8:23 PM EST

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