Kellen Winslow’s stats bare out a guy that is a consistent threat. Since 2006, his worst season was 2008, when he still caught 43 passes. He has caught as many as 89 passes in a season, and his average catches per season since 2006 is 72. Kellen Winslow Jr. is a talented receiver, and has been one since 2006.
A player of that caliber also would be a good influence on the players around him. Dustin Keller is an up and coming player. He, as well as younger guys like Jeff Cumberland and Konrad Reuland, will benefit from the voice of an experienced tight end in the room.
The biggest key would be if Winslow would accept the Josh Baker role on this offense. Dustin Keller is the starting tight end, and that is not going to change. Baker was going to play a role where he would come in for specific packages, and get his opportunities that way. He will have to understand that he is coming here in a supporting role.
If that can be confirmed, and Winslow is willing to come here and support Keller and this team, he has to be worth a look. He is a talented weapon, and has been for several years now. It’s your move Tannenbaum.