George Winn was promoted from the practice squad to the Detroit Lions ' 53-man roster Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Winn will take the place of fellow running back Zack Zenner, who sustained multiple cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung Sunday versus the Bears. While he's unlikely to get much run behind Joique Bell (ankle), Ameer Abdullah (arm), and Theo Riddick, Winn did turn 19 carries into 73 yards in 12 games last season.
The Lions are planning to bring up George Winn from their practice squad to replace the injured Zach Zenner (ribs), the Detroit Free Press reports.
Winn is familiar with the Lions and they are with him, as he appeared in 12 games for the team last season and practiced with the team this year as part of the practice squad. Winn will slot in fourth on the depth chart at the running back position when he is officially added to the roster.
Bell leads Detroit with 800 rushing yards and eight total touchdowns. He's averaged at least 4.0 yards per carry in four straight games, scoring five times in that span. If he can't play,
Detroit is a 7.5-point underdog in the game that will decide the division title.
Several backs and receivers played minor roles Sunday for the
Among them was running back
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