The New England Patriots have released Quentin Sims and George Winn, according to two reports from NESN’s Doug Kyed. Both Sims and Winn are undrafted free agents on the offensive side of the ball who received large amounts of playing time in the final preseason game after receiving barely any snaps during the first three games. Both players were expected to be released, but both players are expected to make the practice squad. I have Quentin Sims as a clear lock to make the practice squad following his impressive game against the New York Giants, as Sims hauled in three passes on four targets for 72 yards and two touchdowns.
Although Sims’s shining moment was that preseason game, he did indeed show up well before then. Sims quietly had a strong training camp, and he always looked like an intriguing UDFA prospect. The former Georgia Tech and Tennessee-Martin wide receiver will hopefully clear through waivers and join the Patriots practice squad, and it will be interesting to see how he develops.
George Winn has now been released by two teams this offseason in the New England Patriots and Houston Texans, and here’s to hoping that the Patriots can stick Winn on the practice squad. Winn had a very productive senior season with the Cincinnati Bearcats, and he makes up for a severe lack of speed with great vision and a good rushing style. The definition of a sleeper running back as a UDFA, Winn looked decent against the Giants and deserves a chance to develop on the practice squad.