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.