Pats release Kellen Winslow

AP

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.

68 responses to “Pats release Kellen Winslow

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

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

  3. 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…

  4. @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.

  5. @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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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?

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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?
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    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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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).

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

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