Saints Promote RB DeShawn Wynn from Practice Squad

National Football Post - [Full Article]

Running back DeShawn Wynn is being promoted to the New Orleans Saints' active roster.

Pierre Thomas is questionable with an ankle injury, so the Saints needed to add some depth behind him to work in behind Chris Ivory and Ladell Betts.

Wynn was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL draft after playing collegiately at Florida.

Wynn rushed for 2,077 yards and 25 touchdowns at Florida, but battled injuries with the Packers.

He finished his rookie season with 203 yards and four touchdowns, but finished the year on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

In 2008, the 5-foot-10, 232-pounder rushed for 110 yards on eight carries. That included a 73-yard touchdown run against the Detroit Lions.

In four games last season, Wynn rushed for 19 yards on six carries.

Fantasy Impact: 

This could be interpreted as a bad sign for the availability of Pierre Thomas this weekend. Wynn isn't worth claiming off the waiver wire, as young Chris Ivory and veteran Ladell Betts will probably do most of the running if Thomas is out.

Filed Under: 2010, W4

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