Juwann Winfree

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

Juwann Winfree News

Joins the fray in 2021

Winfree was targeted 13 times and caught eight passes for 58 yards over seven appearances in the 2021 season.

Analysis: Winfree spent the majority of the season on the Packers' practice squad, but he did record his first career reception in his third professional season. He has now spent the balance of two seasons in Green Bay, and it seems more likely than not that he will return for a third go-around.

Feb 3, 2022 9:49 AM EST

Signs to active roster

Winfree was signed to the Packers' active roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Winfree has appeared in three games for the Packers this season, recording four catches on six targets for 30 yards. All of which occurred in a Week 8 win over the Cardinals. With Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) and Malik Taylor (abdomen) both uncertain for Sunday against the Ravens, Winfree should help provide depth in the Packers' wide receiver ranks.

Dec 14, 2021 11:25 AM EST

Back to practice squad

Winfree has reverted back to the Packers' practice squad per the NFL's transaction report.

Analysis: Winfree was elevated to Green Bay's active roster prior to its Week 11 loss to the Vikings. He was brought up due to provide depth at receiver due to Allen Lazard (shoulder) and Malik Taylor (abdomen) being sidelined. While he did see the field for four offensive snaps, he did not see any targets.

Nov 22, 2021 6:44 PM EST

Joins active roster

Winfree was elevated from the Packers' practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Analysis: Since Allen Lazard (shoulder) is doubtful and Malik Taylor (abdomen) is unavailable for Sunday's matchup, Winfree will be added to the active roster. Across two appearances this season, the 2019 sixth-rounder has hauled in four of six targets for 30 yards.

Nov 20, 2021 4:08 PM EST

Sees extended action in win

Winfree was targeted six times and caught four passes for 30 yards in Thursday's 24-21 victory over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Winfree played all of two snaps over the first seven weeks of the season, but he somewhat surprisingly was heavily involved in the game plan Thursday with the Packers down their top three wide receivers. In fact, he was on the field for 54 of the 73 plays his offense ran, which trailed only Equanimeous St. Brown among Packers pass catchers. Winfree did not have a breakout game by any means, but he did have a chance to score a time or two, and that would have changed the conversation. Winfree is on the fantasy radar moving forward, but he could have a tough time seeing snaps when the Packers' receiver room is full again.

Oct 29, 2021 5:08 PM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Winfree was elevated from the Packers' practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Winfree will provide extra depth at wide receiver against the Cardinals on Thursday since Davante Adams (illness) and Allen Lazard (undisclosed) are on the reserve/COVID-19 list, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) remains on injured reserve. Winfree appeared in the Packers' Week 6 matchup against Chicago and played just two offensive snaps.

Oct 28, 2021 2:16 PM EST

Expected to be elevated for Week 8

Winfree is expected to be elevated from the practice squad for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Packers will be down their top three wideouts Thursday night, and it appears they will bring up Winfree to bolster the receiving crew. Winfree has played just two snaps for the Packers this season, but he showed some flashes over the offseason, and there's at least a chance he could be involved in the game plan.

Oct 28, 2021 12:15 PM EST

Returns to practice squad

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

Analysis: Winfree earned himself two snaps on offense in Week 6 against the Bears. It marked the first time this year that he's found his way onto the field.

Oct 18, 2021 7:12 PM EST

Back on Green Bay roster

Winfree was elevated to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: It appears Winfree will be replacing Malik Taylor who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Winfree had an up-and-down training camp that came to an abrupt end due to a preseason shoulder injury, but the 25-year-old is back and healthy. Winfree has played in five games over the past two seasons exclusively on special teams.

Oct 16, 2021 11:43 AM EST

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 ESPN.com 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

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