Winn has local ties, having been born in Southfield. He played college football at Cincinnati, rushing for 1,334 yards in the 2012 season.
After playing in all 16 games for the Detroit Lions in 2013, wide receiver Kris Durham has been released by the team.
Leshoure rushed for 798 yards for the Lions in 2012 but played in only three games last season.
Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins hurt his ribs after being struck in the side during the first quarter of Buffalo’s preseason finale against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.
Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in a 23-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night
Second-round draft choice, BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy, underwent successful core muscle surgery on Thursday, according to the team.
Lions’ starters getting a rest include Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh, Reggie Bush, Golden Tate, Brandon Pettigrew and Dominic Raiola.
Eric Ebron, tight end – The idea with the Lions’ offense, under first-year coordinator Joe Lombardi, is to stretch the field to the sidelines and deep, and open up the middle for seam routes.
“We’ve got great people to work with, these men are outstanding, so look for some great things.”
It’s great for Stafford to be featured on the cover and called a “gunslinger” but should Detroit be worried about the Sports Illustrated “jinx?”