Winn signed a contract with the Giants on Tuesday, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports.
The Giants placed Shane Vereen (triceps) on injured reserve, so Winn will be brought onto the roster to restore some depth at the position. Winn will find himself fourth on the team's depth chart, however, so it's unlikely he'll produce much in the way of fantasy value over the final two weeks of the season.
Winn had been released from the team's practice squad earlier in September, but they'll bring him back after fellow running back Ameer Abdullah (foot) was placed on IR. Winn could be in line for a spot on the 53-man roster eventually, but Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington will lead the backfield in the meantime.
Winn was likely Detroit's fourth or fifth option at running back and wasn't likely to be promoted to the active roster unless injuries forced the team to do so. His release cleared the way for the team to sign offensive lineman Chase Farris to the practice squad.
George Winn -- who had been an exclusive rights free agent -- has signed his contract tender with the Detroit Lions , the Detroit Free Press reports.
Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick continue to slot in as as the Lions' top two running backs, while Winn (who recorded just four carries for one yard in seven 2015 appearances for Detroit) and Zach Zenner will jostle for depth slotting in the team's backfield along with free agent acquisition Stevan Ridley.
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