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Winslow says he looks forward to his next NFL opportunity

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Patriots tight end Kellen Winslow reportedly asked to be released.  Some have speculated that he simply decided he no longer could play with chronic knee pain.

Undermining that theory is the fact that he’s been playing with chronic knee pain for six years.

Further undermining that theory is the fact that Winslow hopes to land with a new team.

“I’m lookin forward to my next opportunity in the NFL and continuing to play the game I Love!” Winslow declared on Twitter.

And so it’s still not known why Winslow asked to be cut, especially since he also expressed gratitude to the team.

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49 Responses to “Winslow says he looks forward to his next NFL opportunity”
  1. Neftali Ramos says: Sep 28, 2012 1:01 PM

    His career is over. Not because of his knees but because of his attitude. He’s a tight end version of T.O.

  2. oreo51 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:03 PM

    He would be playing for Seattle right now if he wasn’t too stubborn to accept a pay cut from his $3.3 million salary. How much are you getting paid now, you fool? Zilch!

  3. graphicwolfart says: Sep 28, 2012 1:05 PM

    As long as I don’t have to put my “toes on the line.”

  4. contract says: Sep 28, 2012 1:07 PM

    He obviously wants more playing time.

  5. mightyleemoon says: Sep 28, 2012 1:07 PM

    His next NFL opportunity? Doing what? Working at the concession stand?

  6. bengalskuta82 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:10 PM

    Some of these NFL players have an interesting way of dealing with their business in the NFL. One minute they say they don’t wanna play then 24hrs later they change their minds. They switch tunes within hours hahaha..please someone has to educate these grown men on how to interract with their fans at a pro level

  7. kisstherings says: Sep 28, 2012 1:12 PM

    In other words, he took one look at the Pat’s complex, multiple read, timing focused playbook and his head started spinning faster than Chad Johnson’s…..

  8. rr2000k says: Sep 28, 2012 1:12 PM

    Your next opportunity will be sitting on the couch.

  9. huskersrock1 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:14 PM

    Sounds like a sad dog sitting on the porch waiting for his dead master to come home.

  10. bobbyfinstock says: Sep 28, 2012 1:16 PM

    PFC Winslow is awaiting his next deployment.

  11. wayne1693 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:18 PM

    A receiver with The Patriots has to be above a rather high threshold Football I.Q….Just ask Chad!

  12. bspuryear says: Sep 28, 2012 1:18 PM

    Probably because Hernandez is gonna come back sooner than everyone expected and he wouldn’t get off the sidelines!!!

  13. Gordon says: Sep 28, 2012 1:20 PM

    Just soldier on Kellen.

  14. noreasterforlife says: Sep 28, 2012 1:21 PM

    mightyleemoon says:
    Sep 28, 2012 1:07 PM
    His next NFL opportunity? Doing what? Working at the concession stand?

    At being a NFL Ref. He heard they make some damn good money for a Part-time job. Beats Burger King work.

  15. skoobyfl says: Sep 28, 2012 1:21 PM

    He’ll be a hotdog vendor at best.

  16. whatnojets says: Sep 28, 2012 1:24 PM

    Maybe he doesn’t like Tom and Bill?

  17. hrmlss says: Sep 28, 2012 1:25 PM

    DOes he know how to run the line painting machine or the field mower? He could be a replacement ref… oh that door closed.

  18. promickey says: Sep 28, 2012 1:25 PM

    contract says:Sep 28, 2012 1:07 PM

    He obviously wants more playing time.
    ==================================I agree, when Hernandez returns Winslow becomes a spectator.

  19. jgava19 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:26 PM

    A shadow of his dad. Now that guy could play football.

  20. lifeofcurley says: Sep 28, 2012 1:27 PM

    Stay off the motorcycle! Jay Williams, Kellen Winslow are perfect examples of great players that never amounted to what they could have been. Big Ben got lucky.

  21. upperdecker19 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:28 PM

    Time to order a “Code Red” on this soldier

  22. texansdude says: Sep 28, 2012 1:28 PM

    Someone compared Winslow to T.O. That is not fair – T.O. actually was a game changer!

  23. joetoronto says: Sep 28, 2012 1:34 PM

    It’s over, tough guy.

  24. larrydavidstern says: Sep 28, 2012 1:43 PM

    The “soldier” comments are getting a little played out, don’t you think?

  25. pacific123ocean says: Sep 28, 2012 1:51 PM

    I just hope the young man saved his money.

  26. eyeh8goodell says: Sep 28, 2012 2:00 PM

    He couldn’t figure out how to work the camera.

  27. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Sep 28, 2012 2:01 PM

    kisstherings says:
    Sep 28, 2012 1:12 PM
    In other words, he took one look at the Pat’s complex, multiple read, timing focused playbook and his head started spinning faster than Chad Johnson’s…..
    ******************************************
    Best post of the day!

  28. swagger52 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:21 PM

    Too bad..Retreads are a good resting ground for the Over-ratriots.

  29. jimyritz says: Sep 28, 2012 2:21 PM

    Pats give the guy an opportunity and he requests to be released….Here was a chance for a guy to play on a good team- be a good guy and then next year sign a decent contract…Not sure who is going to sign this guy…

  30. swagger52 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:22 PM

    The Patriots wanted him to operate a Video Camera, and he only knows how to use his iphone.

  31. abninf says: Sep 28, 2012 2:22 PM

    Delta Force told him they wanted him at Ft Bragg. He doesn’t even have to go through training.

  32. michael713 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:24 PM

    The troubles of being a ball-hog. His constant barking in the ears of QB’s for the ball are over. I think his new fav phrase will be ” Would you like to supersize that?”
    Was glad to see him leave Tampa

  33. swagger52 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:26 PM

    REMEMBER Terrell Owens and Jeff Garcia = Winslow about Brady. Winslow got fed up with the drag show and the nose brace.

  34. orthomarine says: Sep 28, 2012 2:27 PM

    Get ya popcorn, ya peanuts, ya beers here… $7

    I think Winslow could handle that…

    Your next nfl gig

  35. swagger52 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:27 PM

    Navy Seals are looking for a few good men, and he doesn’t even need to speak Libyan.

  36. vikingdoode says: Sep 28, 2012 2:30 PM

    what team is left?

  37. 7swag7 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:33 PM

    First Master P, and now Kellen Winslow… another soldier gone up out da game.

  38. JSpicoli says: Sep 28, 2012 2:36 PM

    He’s done

  39. theandy59 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:36 PM

    You would think a guy who’s never won anything anywhere would embrace the chance to play on a contender, with an HOF QB throwing him the ball, and an HOF coach running the program….priorities, Kellen….you’ve never figured out how to order yours properly, have you.

  40. mazblast says: Sep 28, 2012 2:52 PM

    Time to order a “Code Red” on this soldier
    ———————————–

    IIRC, “Code Red” is a term from the Marines only, and you don’t call a Marine “soldier”. Not if you want to keep living.
    ———————————–
    Navy Seals are looking for a few good men, and he doesn’t even need to speak Libyan.
    ———————————–

    With his knees and his attitude, he wouldn’t last two days in SEAL training.

  41. huskersrock1 says: Sep 28, 2012 3:04 PM

    “With his knees and his attitude, he wouldn’t last two days in SEAL training.”

    You think he might make 2 days? No chance of him staying for one.

  42. elmaxoh says: Sep 28, 2012 3:11 PM

    There’s no better place to be for a TE than New England

  43. kingpel says: Sep 28, 2012 3:15 PM

    At ease, soldier!

  44. insanelomein2 says: Sep 28, 2012 3:20 PM

    Released from 3 teams in 1 1/2 months? The writing is surely on the wall.

  45. chilomane says: Sep 28, 2012 4:10 PM

    I thought he was a solider?

  46. rubicon202 says: Sep 28, 2012 4:12 PM

    He’s a head-case…probably saw how Bill ran his ship and was like hell-nah to strict around here and peaced out!

  47. buffalose says: Sep 28, 2012 4:22 PM

    I bet te NFL would hire him to talk at the rookie seminar , like PAC man ….

  48. sixjak says: Sep 28, 2012 7:14 PM

    He can be the next useless talking head.

  49. fdugrad says: Sep 29, 2012 12:56 AM

    I’m trying to remember a player so disliked to the absolute bone who hasn’t broken the law etc. Could he literally be the most obnoxious, self-centered egotist in the league? Should PFT take a poll? Could open up quite a discussion.

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