Roster cut downs are never easy. Each and every year there are surprises across the league. It will be no different in Green Bay this year. Today the cuts have already started rolling through for the Packers, and there is already one semi-surprise. One wide receiver who has spent the last three seasons in Green Bay will not be making a return to the team.
Green Bay Packers Cut Wide Receiver Juwann Winfree:
Winfree was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He played in three games before being placed on injured reserve on December 14, 2019.
On October 1, 2020, Winfree was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad. Winfree was elevated to the active roster on November 14 and December 12. This was for the team’s weeks 10 and 14 games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions. He was sent back to the practice squad after each game. On January 26, 2021, Winfree signed a reserves/futures contract with the Packers.
In 2021 he was elevated to the active roster on October 16, for the game against the Chicago Bears. Finishing that game without a target, it was not the outing he had hoped. Juwann Winfree was reverted back to practice squad next day. Being elevated once again to the active roster on October 28, he recorded his first NFL catch. This was a 12-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers against the Cardinals. He finished the game with four catches for 30 yards. Today he was cut by the Green Bay Packers.
Winfree had been impressive in 2022:
There had certainly been a few instances throughout training camp that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has gone out of his way to praise wide receiver Juwann Winfree. “I will say,” Rodgers told reporters recently, “between 88 (Winfree) and 87 (Doubs), there’s been a lot of positive things that makes you feel good about the depth we could have in that room.” Winfree had since been sharing snaps with the starting offense throughout camp and has been a reliable target in the two preseason games for Jordan Love.
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