Juwann Winfree

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

Juwann Winfree News

Reverts to practice squad

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

Analysis: Winfree was once again elevated from Green Bay's practice squad with Christian Watson (hamstring), Sammy Watkins (hamstring) and Samori Toure (coach's decision) all out against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Still, the fourth-year wideout failed to haul in either of his two targets while playing 13 of the Packers' 62 offensive snaps. Winfree also played three snaps on special teams, and he's now eligible for one more elevation while on Green Bay's practice squad this season.

Sep 26, 2022 5:18 PM EST


Will fill in Sunday

Green Bay elevated Winfree from its practice squad Friday for Week 3.

Analysis: Winfree was also elevated ahead of Week 1 at Minnesota, where he played in 15 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps and caught his lone target for 17 yards. After Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, he will only be eligible for one more elevation from the practice squad before he would have to be added to the team's active roster to play. Winfree could be in line for more opportunities than he saw at the Vikings if one or both of Christian Watson (hamstring) or Randall Cobb (illness) are out Sunday.

Sep 24, 2022 11:24 AM EST



Shifts back to practice squad

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

Analysis: Winfree lined up out wide on nine of Green Bay's 61 offensive plays as well as 13 snaps on special team's during the team's season-opening loss to the Vikings on Sunday. The 2019 sixth-round pick hauled in his lone target for 17 yards after being elevated from the Packers' practice squad Saturday. Winfree is now eligible for two more such elevations before he would have to be added to the team's active roster in order to suit up in any more games this season.

Sep 12, 2022 3:45 PM EST


Elevated to active roster

Winfree has been promoted to the Packers' active roster for Sunday's opener against the Vikings.

Analysis: Winfree was the odd-man-out at wide receiver during Green Bay's final roster cuts. However, with Allen Lazard (ankle) doubtful, he will now suit up and help provide depth at the position. Aside from Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers, Winfree will be the only active receiver who has ever caught a regular-season pass from Aaron Rodgers. Still, it remains to be seen how many snaps he ultimately sees.

Sep 10, 2022 1:55 PM EST


Back with Packers

The Packers signed Winfree to the practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Winfree was waived by the Packers on Tuesday but it didn't take him long to reunite with the team. He played a career-high 139 offensive snaps with Green Bay in 2021, tallying eight receptions for 58 yards.

Sep 1, 2022 5:02 PM EST



Waived by Packers

Winfree was waived by the Packers on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Winfree failed to make the team after he caught seven passes for 75 yards this preseason. The wide receiver played in seven games with the Packers last season, catching eight passes for 58 yards on 13 targets. Winfree will likely start the 2022 campaign on a team's practice squad.

Aug 30, 2022 8:42 AM EST


Quiet in final exhibition

Winfree was targeted six times and caught one pass for seven yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Winfree had more than a handful of chances in Thursday's contest, but he was only able to come down with one football thrown his direction. The quiet night probably did not ding Winfree, as having been with the Packers for nearly two years he did not need to show much in the team's final exhibition contest. However, with five widedouts -- and possibly a sixth -- guaranteed a roster spot in Green Bay, he finds himself firmly on the bubble with final cuts looming.

Aug 25, 2022 11:30 PM EST


Leads team in receiving

Winfree was targeted six times and caught three passes for 41 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.

Analysis: Winfree caught three passes in the Packers' preseason opener and followed that up by leading the team in both receiving yards and targets in the second exhibition contest. With one game remaining in the preseason Winfree is seemingly seventh on the depth chart at his position, which leaves him right on the cut line.

Aug 20, 2022 9:51 AM EST


Returns to practice Monday

Winfree (groin) returned to practice Monday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Winfree was sidelined for Sunday's practice after reportedly picking up a groin injury during Friday's preseason opener. However, the issue doesn't appear to be serious as the wideout has already returned to practice. Winfree caught all three of his targets for 27 yards against the 49ers and has garnered high praise from Aaron Rodgers this offseason. However, he remains firmly on the roster bubble, so expect the 2019 sixth-round pick to get plenty of work during Green Bay's remaining preseason contests.

Aug 15, 2022 9:01 AM EST


Nursing groin injury

Winfree suffered a groin injury during Friday's preseason opener and didn't practice Sunday, Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Winfree drew the start Friday alongside Romeo Doubs and caught all three of his targets for 27 yards. However, he apparently picked up a groin injury as well. Since the trade of Davante Adams, the top of the Packers' wideout corps isn't as strong, but after drafting a trio of pass catchers and signing Sammy Watkins, the group is as deep as ever, which will make it difficult for Winfree to land a spot on the initial 53-man roster. The 2019 sixth-round pick appeared in seven games last season and caught eight of 13 targets for 58 yards. He's entering Year 3 in Green Bay's organization and has garnered high praise from Aaron Rodgers, but any extended absence will quickly drop him down the depth chart since he isn't as adept on special teams as the Packers' other depth wideouts.

Aug 14, 2022 1:42 PM EST


Garners start in exhibition opener

Winfree started Friday's preseason opener against the 49ers and caught three passes for 27 yards.

Analysis: Winfree did not stand out in Friday's contest, but he did make a nice catch off a tipped pass and hauled in the football all three times he was targeted. Of greatest import is the fact he -- along with Romeo Doubs -- was one of two receivers who opened the game on the field. The Packers held out a handful of wideouts, but the starting assignment confirms Winfree is in good standing among the group of receivers competing for a spot on the Packers' roster for Week 1.

Aug 13, 2022 8:55 AM EST


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


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