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Pats release Kellen Winslow

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Tight end Kellen Winslow may still be a soldier, but he’s no longer a Patriot.

Per a league source, Winslow has been released.

The reason(s) for the move currently aren’t clear.  He was signed last week in the wake of a multi-week ankle sprain suffered by Aaron Hernandez.

Winslow had one catch for 12 yards in Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens.

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68 Responses to “Pats release Kellen Winslow”
  1. sarkent says: Sep 27, 2012 1:59 PM

    Are people going to finally accept that he’s done? Teams wouldn’t keep releasing him if they thought he had anything left.

  2. ancylostoma says: Sep 27, 2012 2:00 PM

    Bad soldier…

  3. realnflmaster says: Sep 27, 2012 2:00 PM

    Better than Tony G if someone would give him a chance.

  4. ronaldmexico says: Sep 27, 2012 2:01 PM

    That was a pretty short tour of duty – hopefully it wasn’t a dishonorable discharge.

  5. tommysaint1 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:02 PM

    That was quick.

  6. fitzmagic1212 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:02 PM

    weird. so they only have gronk for this week

  7. themrirrelevant says: Sep 27, 2012 2:03 PM

    Thats a shame I just bought my patriots Winslow jersey too…

  8. flash1283 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:03 PM

    Easy come easy go.

  9. jmagnet28 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:03 PM

    Jets, just make a call already. You need another weapon overall and certainly at TE if Keller is again unable to play this week.

  10. gloxford says: Sep 27, 2012 2:03 PM

    Time for him to get on his motorcycle and head out of town…well maybe it would be safer for him to catch a cab.

  11. ottomanismydog says: Sep 27, 2012 2:03 PM

    Catch and Release Program. Consistently treating players like a Balance Sheet will catch up to NE in the future.

  12. dezmick says: Sep 27, 2012 2:06 PM

    I thought the Pats signed Visanthe Shiancoe this summer. He still on the team?

  13. dontcensormebiatches says: Sep 27, 2012 2:08 PM

    I heard that he actually asked to be released. Warrior done.

  14. threedeep1998 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:09 PM

    Shiancoe on his way to being healthy?

  15. neemdaddy13 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:10 PM

    jmagnet28 says:
    Sep 27, 2012 2:03 PM
    Jets, just make a call already. You need another weapon overall and certainly at TE if Keller is again unable to play this week.

    Sounds like a perfect fit for the Jets, all talk and can’t play a lick…

  16. kisstherings says: Sep 27, 2012 2:12 PM

    @ottomanismydog says:Sep 27, 2012 2:03 PM

    Catch and Release Program. Consistently treating players like a Balance Sheet will catch up to NE in the future.
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    lol Like it’s caught up with them so far? 5 SB’s in 10 years. They stay good because they identify who fits well in their system, and when someone doesn’t, they cut them loose. Regardless of if they are a hight draft pick or recent free agent pick up.

  17. kisstherings says: Sep 27, 2012 2:14 PM

    @threedeep1998 says:Sep 27, 2012 2:09 PM

    Shiancoe on his way to being healthy?
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    Shiancoe is on the Temporary IR and can’t come back for at least 4 more games.

    Daniel Fells has been playing more though. They must be happy with him until Hernandez gets back.

  18. artvan15 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    If only the Packers would get rid of TE Jermichael (Dropsy Finley)

  19. westclaims says: Sep 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    Who’s coming up on the Pats schedule? Seattle. Figure it out.

  20. r8rsfan says: Sep 27, 2012 2:18 PM

    Lost his grip on Daddy’s coat tails?

  21. all4patriots says: Sep 27, 2012 2:23 PM

    He asked to be released, per Mike Reiss at ESPN Boston.

    I guess one catch and playing just 4 snaps, combined with seeing Aaron Hernandez healing up, made him want to bail.

    See ya…

  22. themonkeyman says: Sep 27, 2012 2:23 PM

    As we all know this kid came from great stock. His father is a HOF-er & Jr had the same if not greater ability. This is a classic case of all the physical talent in the world with 10 cent software. Sad, he really coulda been somebody…

  23. knackstermyea says: Sep 27, 2012 2:24 PM

    Winslow…sweet chariot….

  24. i10east says: Sep 27, 2012 2:28 PM

    He didn’t do anything disruptive, so the Pats gave the soldier a general discharge.

  25. kappy32 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:30 PM

    The beginning of the end for this guy was the moment he declared he was better than he actually was & that was when he made the Heisman pose while at Miami U & declared himself the Heisman front runner. He has been nothing more than an average player throughout his career, college & professional. His dad was an awesome player, one of my all-time favorites. Junior had all the talent in the world to become a top NFL TE, but you have to question his intelligence & work ethic. 99% of the time purely talented players who don’t succeed are a result of a terrible work ethic & lack the mental capability to grasp complex NFL schemes & game plans.

  26. dogman9 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:32 PM

    He doesn’t want to play on a soon to be 1-3 team anyway.

  27. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 27, 2012 2:34 PM

    The should just go ahead and release Aaron Hernandez too.

    I mean, aren’t they BASICALLY the exact same player, you know if you watch the tape and stuff?

  28. ebr362 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:35 PM

    Typical using of a player by Belicheck.

  29. elroyjetsson says: Sep 27, 2012 2:38 PM

    He wouldn’t do an acting video with Kraft

  30. slowclyde86 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:45 PM

    Could not happen to a nicer guy.

  31. sj39 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:46 PM

    The Patriots* are a trainwreck and Belichick* is starting to come unglued – pretty cool, pretty cool.

  32. tndiver says: Sep 27, 2012 2:52 PM

    If he was any good, he would stay with a team. Since his motorcycle accident, he was never the same. He couldn’t get separation without pushing off and couldn’t run block. He is no longer a complete TE. Too bad, his youthful immaturity sacrificed what could have been a great career!

  33. pooflingingmonkey says: Sep 27, 2012 2:53 PM

    On a positive note, Winslow is now one team closer to completing his quest of playing for every NFL team in one calendar year!

  34. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:58 PM

    Toy Soldier.

  35. ftblfan9 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:58 PM

    According to Schefter and Reiss, Hernandez is healing more quickly than anticipated.

  36. sschmiggles says: Sep 27, 2012 3:05 PM

    Winslow asked to be released.

  37. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 27, 2012 3:16 PM

    ebr362 says: Sep 27, 2012 2:35 PM

    Typical using of a player by Belicheck.

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    How is hiring someone, and given them a paycheck to do a job, AND giving them a chance to show they can excel at that job “using” them?

  38. jcioffi1485 says: Sep 27, 2012 3:17 PM

    What’s really shameful here is how he embarrassed his father…..the ultimate soldier!

  39. cbs1971 says: Sep 27, 2012 3:28 PM

    Belicheck: “Hey thanks for the catch kid, now scram!” Leave the jersey in the locker when you leave.”

  40. alewatcher says: Sep 27, 2012 3:29 PM

    How many people saw this coming?

    Pretty much everybody.

  41. ivydude81 says: Sep 27, 2012 3:38 PM

    Two word phrase comes to mind when someone mentions this kid: Motorcycle Soldier

  42. EJ says: Sep 27, 2012 3:44 PM

    fitzmagic1212 says:
    Sep 27, 2012 2:02 PM
    weird. so they only have gronk for this week

    I think they still have Shiancoe. Either way Gronkowski or Shiancoe, I hope Buffalo has a better plan this time about coverage on them. McKelvin can easily keep up with them, but doesn’t have the hands to beat them for the ball. McGee has the hands, but can’t keep up. Williams is too inexperienced and I don’t trust Gilmore to do the job yet. Maybe they can have McGee cover underneath with McKelvin and Byrd over the top. Maybe Bryan Scott?

  43. kylexitron says: Sep 27, 2012 3:50 PM

    westclaims says:Sep 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    Who’s coming up on the Pats schedule? Seattle. Figure it out.

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    If you’re somehow implying that they picked up winslow to get some info on seattle and then dump him, you must really think very little of the Patriot’s coaching staff and their ability to game plan considering that Seattle’s offense isn’t exactly a deceptive and wildly unpredictable set of plays.

    1st and 2nd down, run the ball, unless it’s an empty backfield, which will be a pass. Third down and more than three, pass, otherwise run, unless it’s an empty backfield. it’s not exactly difficult to diagnose.

  44. leadlap says: Sep 27, 2012 3:51 PM

    Chris Cooley should be getting a call from the Patriots, soon.

  45. skinsfaninphilly says: Sep 27, 2012 3:53 PM

    I remember the year he got drafted..he was pissed at my redskins for drafting sean taylor over him..and told ys we would luve to regret it..funny how u say that and the late great Mr. Taylor was only in the league 3yrs & has been deceased for 5yrs but was/is considered a great at his position..meanwhile..your working on team 4 or 5 still looking to make your mark…I guess we sure missed out huh?? IJS

  46. tiggerblood says: Sep 27, 2012 4:00 PM

    I’m not sure if any team in the AFC east should make the playoffs they all look terrible thus far. But it will probably be the pats at like 8-8. If they lose a pass rusher to injury their weak secondary will be even more exposed. For example check out the Redskins losing carriker and pancake social.

  47. castleanthrax says: Sep 27, 2012 4:05 PM

    He was still more productive than in any game Ocho was in…I’ll give him that.

    If he asked for his release that makes sense. He knows he is not long there anyway.

  48. garyman1 says: Sep 27, 2012 4:16 PM

    I guess you can only take so much fetching cups of gatorade for your teammates before you’ve had enough.

  49. jwreck says: Sep 27, 2012 4:17 PM

    tfbuckfutter says: Sep 27, 2012 2:34 PM

    The should just go ahead and release Aaron Hernandez too.

    I mean, aren’t they BASICALLY the exact same player, you know if you watch the tape and stuff?
    ______
    I don’t know if this is supposed to be a joke, but either way it’s so dumb that it’s forcing me to defend a Patriots player, which is a very uncomfortable new experience for me. Thanks a lot dude.

    So yes, they are almost exactly the same player, in the same way that Robert Meachem and Randy Moss are exactly the same player.

    They’re the same player in the sense that they’re both tight ends, they’re both over six feet tall, both of their last names start with a consonants, and they both went to school in Florida.

    Also in the sense that they both had 13 touchdowns at some point in their careers (for Winslow it was towards the end of his sixth season; for Hernandez, it was in his second).

    They do differ in some key areas, however: Hernandez has a job, for one, Hernandez’ teammates enjoy having him around, and Hernandez’ coach doesn’t consider him a problem in the locker room.

    But yes, because they’re both pass-catching tight ends who aren’t called on to block a whole lot so they’re practically the same person and Hernandez should b cut too. Good point.

  50. dogman9 says: Sep 27, 2012 4:20 PM

    The run is over.

    All I can say is that the NY Jets will win a superbowl before the Patriots will.

  51. lawrinson20 says: Sep 27, 2012 4:20 PM

    I’m certainly no fan of this guy.* He came in with an unwarranted arrogance and sense of entitlement. But, the “soldier” comment was wayyy overblown. Unfairly so.

    Count how many ‘military’ references are made during the typical ESPN broadcast – either by coaches, players, or commentators. They are plentiful. But, the media chose to capitalize Winslow’s instance. It may have been a bit more blatant and a tad more egregious, but it’s the same lexicon as is used every day. Winslow just happened to ‘buy into it’ with a bit too much naïveté.

    *His father, though — different story. He was my guy, back in the Air Coryell days.

  52. flash1283 says: Sep 27, 2012 4:28 PM

    tiggerblood says:
    Sep 27, 2012 4:00 PM
    I’m not sure if any team in the AFC east should make the playoffs they all look terrible thus far. But it will probably be the pats at like 8-8. If they lose a pass rusher to injury their weak secondary will be even more exposed. For example check out the Redskins losing carriker and pancake social.


    Really!! 8-8

    I think after 3 games it is WAY to soon to pass judgment on any team.

  53. nodindenver says: Sep 27, 2012 4:32 PM

    Did you see his only catch for the Pats? He jumped up on the sidelines and flexed for all to see. Tom and Bill probably met and decided a transfer to yet another platoon was in order. What a class guy K1 was to have a meat-head for a son.

  54. chilomane says: Sep 27, 2012 4:35 PM

    Selfish solider!

  55. open1337 says: Sep 27, 2012 4:48 PM

    It was because of multiple call signals being memorized in their war room.

  56. orangeclipper says: Sep 27, 2012 4:50 PM

    Typical head case jerk. Good riddance. That Motor cycle fall must have scrambled his brains

  57. jnbnet says: Sep 27, 2012 4:55 PM

    tiggerblood says:
    Sep 27, 2012 4:00 PM
    I’m not sure if any team in the AFC east should make the playoffs they all look terrible thus far. But it will probably be the pats at like 8-8. If they lose a pass rusher to injury their weak secondary will be even more exposed. For example check out the Redskins losing carriker and pancake social.

    Yes the Patriots have lost two games. Both in the closing seconds by a combined total of three points. I wouldn’t worry about too much.

  58. jrs1972 says: Sep 27, 2012 5:13 PM

    dogman9 says: Sep 27, 2012 4:20 PM
    All I can say is that the NY Jets will win a superbowl before the Patriots will.


    Most of the time when I type “lol” i dont actually mean it. this time i really did laugh out loud!

    LOL

  59. mazblast says: Sep 27, 2012 5:43 PM

    Not exactly unexpected. Was he there long enough for ESPN to declare the beginning of “The Kellen Winslow Jr. Era”? After all, everything is an “era” for the few teams they actually talk about (Pats, Giants, Pats, Cowboys, Pats, Jets, Pats, Redskins, Pats, Giants, Pats, Ravens, Pats, Cowboys, and Pats, with the occasional mention of some of the teams that have won the Super Bowl since the Patriots’ last win*, such as the Packers, Saints, and Steelers).

  60. strokeytheclown says: Sep 27, 2012 5:50 PM

    HAHA!

  61. aljack88 says: Sep 27, 2012 6:01 PM

    They still have Hoomanawanui.

    …and yes, I had to look up his name to spell it.

  62. slammincamnewton says: Sep 27, 2012 6:06 PM

    How many times can you be cut by the same team in one season.

  63. choppa2lis says: Sep 27, 2012 7:01 PM

    this clown will always be a clueless hack. thinks he’s a soldier when he was born rich and had every advantage known to man growing up to become an NFL player with a dad who played in the NFL, and this wannabe goes around trying to act all gangster and big time tough LOL, what a fraud this guy is. epic loser.

  64. donnymacjack says: Sep 27, 2012 7:32 PM

    I’ll take him back on the Seahawks. Lord knows we need someone that can out-muscle a DB for a ball. Oh wait…

  65. dodie2g says: Sep 27, 2012 7:34 PM

    @slammincamnewton ask Ross Vetrone

  66. clu1perceiver says: Sep 27, 2012 7:55 PM

    Maybe senior was an inadequate parent.

  67. patsfiend says: Sep 27, 2012 8:15 PM

    Don’t forget he also had a drop. Would have been a first down. Hit him right in the hands (though just a tad low.)

    I have an idea for the next game. Keep Fells and Uh-O Mahuloohini in to block, and throw a few balls Gronk’s way. How about that?

  68. scchamil says: Sep 27, 2012 8:30 PM

    I hope they don’t pick up Donald Lee…not sure why Bengals dropped him.

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