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.
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.
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