September 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots tight end Kellen Winslow (82) prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M
Well here is the veteran offensive player that we have been waiting for.
This was expected, as he played well right off the bus in his first practice with the team, but they made it official today. The Jets announced the signing of TE Kellen Winslow Jr to a one year contract. Terms and conditions were not disclosed.
Winslow has had trouble with injuries to his knees, so it will remain to be seen if he can remain healthy as they move into pads. But the Jets were impressed enough by his ability to catch the ball to give Kellen a chance.
It’s a good move by the team with low risk, and high reward. We have talked about it many times before, why Winslow would be a good fit. He has had several productive years under his belt, and isn’t even thirty years old. His recent history nearly ran him out of the league, but instead, it blew him to Florham Park, and this opportunity.
In the worst case scenario, he will be released prior to the season. At it’s best, they have signed a veteran tight end that will make everyone forget Dustin Keller and quickly.