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Lions Sign Winn, Release Morrell

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FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 29: George Winn #35 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammate LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the New York Giants during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – AUGUST 29: George Winn #35 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammate LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the New York Giants during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed running back George Winn and released guard D.J. Morrell.

The team announced the moves Wednesday.

Winn rushed for 1,334 yards in 2012, his final college season at Cincinnati. He has never played in an NFL game, but he spent time on practice squads for Oakland, Pittsburgh and Dallas last season.

The 23-year-old Winn is from Southfield, Michigan.

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