Packers Training camp is underway and WR Juwann Winfree continues to make a point.
Winfree, a standout in Packers OTA’s earlier in the off-season, was a 6th round pick from the Denver Broncos in 2019. He played his college ball at University of Colorado, where he didn’t put up stellar numbers but found his way into the NFL. After spending 4 months on the Packers practice squad in 2020, Winfree is getting a chance to earn a roster spot in a crowded Packers WR room.
Green Bay currently has Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and Amari Rodgers, who are all but locks to make the team. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is a strong bet to make the team as well. That doesn’t leave many roster spots available at the position, especially when you factor in veteran WR’s Devin Funchess and Equanimeous St. Brown competing to make the team. With that said, it’s Winfree’s name that keeps popping up in Packers media coverage.
Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur had positive comments on Winfree as well
“I think Juwann’s done a lot of great things. I think he’s kind of picked up where he left off in the offseason program and OTAs. Obviously being with us throughout the course of the season last year definitely laid a good foundation for him so he understands what the expectations are.”
With the Packers yet to play a pre-season game, the first opportunity for Winfree to shine in front of fans will be tonight during the Packers annual Family Night Tradition. The odds still remain against the soon-to-be 25 year old but he’s a player to keep a close eye on through out August.——————
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