Juwann Winfree was one of the standout performers for the Green Bay Packers at training camp a year ago, but an injury derailed his momentum and he didn’t make the 53-man roster.
In a much-changed wide receiver room, Winfree will attempt to replicate his success from last summer to put himself back in contention for a roster spot.
Does Winfree have a shot at making the 53 this year?
Winfree was active for seven games in the regular season. He was targeted 13 times, making eight catches for 58 yards.
2021 season review
Winfree impressed at training camp last summer and, at one stage, looked to be a roster lock. However, a shoulder injury sidelined him for the entire preseason. Winfree was released when the team made their final cuts.
He did sign with the practice squad and was later called up to the active roster when injuries hit the Packers’ receiving corps.
Winfree’s biggest opportunity came in Week 8 versus the Arizona Cardinals. He caught four passes for 30 yards and put in a solid performance.
Will he make the roster?
There will be a lot of competition for roster spots at wide receiver, but Winfree has shown he is talented enough.
And he has been making plays already this summer.
If Winfree can replicate last summer’s performances and stay healthy, he will have a chance to make the 53-man roster.
What to expect in 2022
It’s an important summer for Winfree. If he can build on his work on the practice field and continue to impress, he will have a shot at making the Packers’ initial 53-man roster.
If Winfree does make the roster, he will likely see the majority of his snaps come on special teams.
But as he showed last year, he is able to step in and help the offense when the team needs him.