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Report: Kellen Winslow failed Patriots physical

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Michael Hoomanawanui is the newest Patriots tight end, but he might not have been the first choice for the job.

Mary Paoletti of CSNNewEngland.com reports that Kellen Winslow failed his physical when the team brought him in for a look on Tuesday. We don’t know if he would have been signed had the physical gone better. Winslow’s visit was being viewed as the Patriots doing due dilligence for their emergency list, but perhaps that became the idea once the team found out the condition of Winslow’s knee after multiple operations over the years.

Either way, Hoomanawanui is on the roster now and Winslow is left to search elsewhere for work in the 2012 season. It’s hard to believe he won’t find somewhere to ply his trade, even if his knee wouldn’t pass some physicals, but he may need a week or two to play out for teams to decide he’s worth bringing on board.

In other Patriots tight end news (is there any other kind?), Paoletti also reports that Visanthe Shiancoe will be placed on injured reserve with the designated to return provision that would allow him to rejoin the team after eight weeks. That’s plenty of time for more tight ends to show their wares to the Patriots.

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25 Responses to “Report: Kellen Winslow failed Patriots physical”
  1. spellingcopfather says: Sep 5, 2012 3:54 PM

    He is still a soldier tho!!!

  2. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 5, 2012 4:02 PM

    Soliders don’t fail physicals.

  3. kennethrdowa says: Sep 5, 2012 4:08 PM

    interesting…thought he was a SOLDIER!!!

  4. ripster65 says: Sep 5, 2012 4:19 PM

    What happens to a soldier when they can’t pass a physical? Do they get discharged?

  5. niners816 says: Sep 5, 2012 4:19 PM

    Somehow I’m not surprised.

  6. buccncrazy says: Sep 5, 2012 4:33 PM

    Validates even more why Sciano and Carroll made the decisions that they did.

  7. bucrightoff says: Sep 5, 2012 4:35 PM

    One of the biggest wastes of talent in NFL history. Could have been a HOFer, decide to be a soldier instead.

  8. axlviking says: Sep 5, 2012 4:40 PM

    I heard he was passing the test right up until the final section…fancy motorbike riding.

  9. Grulks says: Sep 5, 2012 4:55 PM

    KW2, just get with Bruce Wayne and use his knee brace from The Dark Knight Rises, and you’ll be awesome again.

  10. threedeep1998 says: Sep 5, 2012 4:56 PM

    Perhaps he’ll need a “Soldier” to cry on?

  11. jaybertx says: Sep 5, 2012 5:02 PM

    I was looking forward to seeing the Tom Brady + 10 TE offense, too.

  12. granadafan says: Sep 5, 2012 5:02 PM

    Enjoy retirement, Kellen. You can trade “war” stories with your dad while fishing or riding motorcycles.

  13. rc33 says: Sep 5, 2012 5:07 PM

    Imagine the confusion with The Soldier and Nate Solder in the same huddle?

  14. cornersss says: Sep 5, 2012 5:10 PM

    Looks like pats are trying to prevent other teams from snapping up decent te’s

  15. kyleka0s says: Sep 5, 2012 5:19 PM

    Now his only option is to enlist and really be a soldier.

  16. ketch20too says: Sep 5, 2012 5:32 PM

    Sorry haters, looks like Carroll did the right thing(again)

  17. cuse6468 says: Sep 5, 2012 5:32 PM

    A soldier takes orders.
    He is/was an arrogant big mouth. Bucs dumping him, was great

  18. thebigcaptain2011 says: Sep 5, 2012 5:59 PM

    Remember when he got drafted and he made this big proclamation with his chest puffed out saying “I’m definitely a better tight end than my father”? Well, daddy won that bet….

  19. peepeetoucher says: Sep 5, 2012 6:00 PM

    SOLDIER

  20. ctiggs says: Sep 5, 2012 6:10 PM

    God the solider thing is old, it was funny and i actually liked when he said it, from a humor perspective(military guy here). This kid is obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed, plus he was spoon fed everything his whole life through daddy. I’am not surprised that he is on the outside looking in.

  21. exibitsman says: Sep 5, 2012 7:54 PM

    Rex will bring him in for a tryout this week :-) ,

  22. cliffclavicle says: Sep 5, 2012 8:43 PM

    Pats are wildly overrated as usual. They’ll be good for 9-10 wins, no more than that. By 2014 they’ll be blowing the thing up in N.E., the end is near.

  23. flash1283 says: Sep 5, 2012 9:37 PM

    cliffclavicle says:
    Sep 5, 2012 8:43 PM
    Pats are wildly overrated as usual. They’ll be good for 9-10 wins, no more than that. By 2014 they’ll be blowing the thing up in N.E., the end is near.

     —
    Again, it was a LAME comment the 1st 3 times you made it today!

    It’s still lame after the 4th time!

  24. brazzz01 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:48 PM

    “Pats are wildly overrated as usual. They’ll be good for 9-10 wins, no more than that. By 2014 they’ll be blowing the thing up in N.E., the end is near.”

    Wishful thinking simply does not make it so.

  25. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 12, 2012 12:30 PM

    ESPN and some other news outlets reported that he DID NOT fail his physical, where are you getting this information and who is your source?

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