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Kellen Winslow is visiting the Patriots, again

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With Aaron Hernandez out (as we’ve reported) up to six weeks with an ankle injury, the Pats are taking another look at a guy they deemed too injured to sign earlier this month.

Per a league source, veteran tight end Kellen Winslow is back in New England for another meeting with the team, two weeks after a trip to Foxboro resulted reportedly in a failed physical.  Winslow was cut by the Seahawks after an offseason trade sent him to Seattle from Tampa.

With Hernandez out, the Pats need another weapon at the tight end position to complement Rob Gronkowski.  Veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe previously was placed on injured reserve, with the designation to return later in the year.

If Winslow can pass the physical this time around, don’t be surprised if he ends up with a contract.

UPDATE 7:18 p.m. ET:  James Walker of ESPN.com reports that a deal already is in place.  Nothing, we’re told, has been signed yet.  Given that Winslow reportedly failed the physical two weeks ago, it makes sense to wait and see if he can pass it this time around.

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20 Responses to “Kellen Winslow is visiting the Patriots, again”
  1. superseahawk says: Sep 18, 2012 7:30 AM

    I know this guy is a bit of a whacko, but he shouldn’t be a free agent. I didn’t understand why the Hawks let him go, he’s productive.

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 18, 2012 7:35 AM

    They must really hate Wes.

  3. vincentbojackson says: Sep 18, 2012 7:39 AM

    Apparently you lower your standards after you lose to the Cardinals at home.

  4. sj39 says: Sep 18, 2012 7:41 AM

    Who cares, they couldn’t even beat the Big Red. Their “run” is over.

  5. flash1283 says: Sep 18, 2012 7:57 AM

    IF he’s healthy he’s the perfect replacement for Hernandez as far as athleticism and body type to play all the positions.
    TE, HB and WR.
    But that’s if he’s healthy.

  6. wtfru2 says: Sep 18, 2012 8:11 AM

    I wonder if he’ll ride his motorcycle to the doctors office…..

  7. samapoc says: Sep 18, 2012 8:21 AM

    It’s amazing how quickly tight ends go from hero to zero. I think this guy still has something left, even if he’s offensive in the way he acts in the media.

  8. laffers says: Sep 18, 2012 8:45 AM

    IF the Pats want him, they WILL pass him on his physical; it’s that simple!

  9. pslbucfan says: Sep 18, 2012 8:54 AM

    Even though his attitude wasn’t always the best, he did put up some pretty good numbers for my Bucs. That being said, I think we’re better off without him. Best of luck Kellen.

  10. jam11163 says: Sep 18, 2012 9:08 AM

    washed up. best days are behind him.

  11. waitingguilty says: Sep 18, 2012 9:11 AM

    Memo to LaRon Landry…

    This is why you don’t talk smack about teams that pass on signing you the first time around.

  12. waussau says: Sep 18, 2012 9:11 AM

    At this point teams should just bring this guy in as a tackling dummy.

  13. teddybayer123 says: Sep 18, 2012 9:27 AM

    Wow. How the mighty have fallen.

    And soooo good to see! This piece of selfish crap, over-indulged by his pop, I cannot stand him. F-Miami! Personifies the spoiled gangsta sh*t-for-brains NFL prototype.

    Watching the Pats miss that field goal while watching Adam V. make a 50+yarder…sometimes really smart guys like Kraft outsmart themselves.

  14. fuzzynuts55 says: Sep 18, 2012 9:29 AM

    Like to see him break dance after a td.

  15. jtchernak says: Sep 18, 2012 10:03 AM

    I love how everybody is freaking out after 1 loss to a good defense like c’mon we lose 1 of these games every year everybody pushes the panic button and then if we win next week everybody will say we are the best team ever

  16. threedeep1998 says: Sep 18, 2012 10:22 AM

    Wasn’t it reported that he actually didn’t fail the physical a few days after he wasn’t offered a contract?

  17. jolink653 says: Sep 18, 2012 10:35 AM

    jtchernak says:
    Sep 18, 2012 10:03 AM
    I love how everybody is freaking out after 1 loss to a good defense like c’mon we lose 1 of these games every year everybody pushes the panic button and then if we win next week everybody will say we are the best team ever

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    It’s the nature of most fans to overreact…You would think it was a playoff loss from the way people are losing it…It’s one game early in the year to a non-conference opponent and I really think the Patriots were looking ahead to the Ravens rather than focusing on the Cards…In the long run I think this loss will benefit them more by keeping them grounded and I’m sure they realize now they can lose to any team at any point if they don’t work hard…And talent has never been the issue with Kellen Winslow it’s always been his attitude that got him in trouble…I think for what we need him for he would be perfect since he’s the same body type and similar-style player to Hernandez

  18. oreo51 says: Sep 18, 2012 10:38 AM

    Winslow wanted $3.3 million to play for the Hawks. Let’s see if the Patriots are willing to give him that much. They have $8.4 million in unused cap space.

  19. allisab says: Sep 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    He never failed the first physical. That was just a rumor. But don’t let pesky facts get in your way.

  20. hoopieguy says: Sep 18, 2012 11:12 AM

    Damn shame about him. So much potential, but his ego and his motorcycle cut it all short……….

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