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Raiders reportedly interested in Kellen Winslow

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We all know that Kellen Winslow Jr. is a soldier, but could he also be a Raider?

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Oakland has expressed interest in the tight end, who was given an honorable discharge from the Patriots after catching one pass in one game for them during the 2012 season. According to Rapoport, Winslow is “finally healthy” and wants to continue his career after basically sitting out last year.

The Raiders just lost Brandon Myers to the Giants, which means they are in the market for a tight end. They don’t have much money to spend, but it is hard to imagine Winslow demanding much money at this point in his career. The condition of his knees has been an issue for years and no team is going to pay much more than the minimum on the off chance that this is the year Winslow is able to remain healthy.

For a low-risk signing, though, the Raiders could do worse. After all, it never hurts to have a soldier on your side.

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34 Responses to “Raiders reportedly interested in Kellen Winslow”
  1. blowpackblow says: Mar 18, 2013 5:43 PM

    For a dollar maybe. And he pays his own travel.

  2. raiderapologist says: Mar 18, 2013 5:47 PM

    I thought McKenzie was looking for high character guys.

  3. Uptown Murf says: Mar 18, 2013 5:48 PM

    It’s 10 yrs later, anybody making Kellen Winslow soldier jokes is flat out corny…it was played out five years ago.

  4. gbpakrfan says: Mar 18, 2013 5:49 PM

    Imagine that…

  5. u4iadman says: Mar 18, 2013 5:49 PM

    Let him block for Matt Hasslebeck.

  6. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Mar 18, 2013 5:52 PM

    There has to be better options in the draft. Even if it’s round 5 or 6

  7. mustang69247 says: Mar 18, 2013 5:52 PM

    would be a cheap investment. hes a low risk high reward hes a tough durable player at his position the only down side is his lingering foot injurys, but hes played through the pain when most players wouldn’t. at this point i think he would add depth to a position at need.

  8. kuhawks2010 says: Mar 18, 2013 5:54 PM

    Not much money to spend? I thought I read that they had like 14 million after cutting overpriced players.

  9. turdfurgerson68 says: Mar 18, 2013 5:57 PM

    Can’t hurt to give him a tryout…he was very good at one point in his career.

    Besides, Charger fans would be all up in arms to have a Raider named Winslow catching chronic (TD) bombs on their a**, beeyach!

  10. paul82461 says: Mar 18, 2013 5:58 PM

    Minimum contract 1 year.. nothing to lose.

  11. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 18, 2013 6:00 PM

    Aggressive blocker. physical player.

    six knees surgeries tho?

    he is a soldier, and maybe a raider soon.

  12. brownoholic says: Mar 18, 2013 6:02 PM

    Good LORD! May as well see what KW Sr. has to offer…

  13. nineroutsider says: Mar 18, 2013 6:03 PM

    Just sign an unknown kid for less and have him grow with the other kids you will be singing. Maybe in 3 years you will have something. Ditch Palmer too and completely cleanse your cap.

    I truly hope the Raiders turn things around; no fan base deserves this many years of horrible , uncompetitive football.

  14. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Mar 18, 2013 6:06 PM

    isn’t this guy like the Greg Oden of football..He has NO knees lol

  15. onderin says: Mar 18, 2013 6:10 PM

    If he can get in line with what the Raiders are doing and keep his mouth shut the entire season, it’s worth a shot.

  16. mullman76 says: Mar 18, 2013 6:13 PM

    I’d rather just go with the Ausberry/Gordon combo and use that $$$ elsewhere.

    Like on a CB!

  17. onbucky96 says: Mar 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    Sgt. Winslow ready for duty.

  18. fishfiletkray says: Mar 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    If he’s not targeted 20 times a game he’s pouting and quitting.

  19. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 18, 2013 6:17 PM

    we welcome soldiers in the black hole!!!

  20. pacificamjr says: Mar 18, 2013 6:17 PM

    2-14

  21. patsfiend says: Mar 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    Match made in heaven.

  22. silvernblak says: Mar 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    They wrote ” have expressed interest ” not signed the guy to 5 yr. 50 mil contract all guaranteed. RM is not that stupid. Hey, 1 yr 2 mil no guatantees, maybe? But a 1 year for sure to mentor Ausberry. He has plenty of knowledge to share. Im sure thats worth a hometown discount to kick the tires on. Long term? Rm is to damn smart for that!

  23. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 18, 2013 6:31 PM

    It will be good signing as long as the expectations are real. A Y-Receiver who can move the chains on 3rd down.

  24. demolition510 says: Mar 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    You guys keep harping about no money to spend. There’s money. They’re just going about it wisely.

  25. calebsullivan says: Mar 18, 2013 6:38 PM

    a TE with no knees, losing his speed, and cant block a 6 year old girl. Sounds like a plan.

  26. westcoastraider says: Mar 18, 2013 6:44 PM

    Ha, I forgot all about that dude and I had to google to remember who he was…

  27. piratesofthecoliseum says: Mar 18, 2013 6:47 PM

    Not really on board with this one! We already have someone (mcfadden) on offense that can’t stay healthy with foot problems!! I say just run with ausberry/gordon or draft someone and use that $$ on a CB!! Ej biggers, tracy porter!!

  28. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Mar 18, 2013 6:47 PM

    Forgot to mention he spent the preseason with Seattle. The ‘Hawks have been seeking a competent 2nd TE for the 12 package for years. The Pats play twice as many TE snaps as any other team in the league, and their need is correspondingly twice as great.

    Not a whiff of interest from either team, wonder why.

  29. raiderssf says: Mar 18, 2013 6:48 PM

    Last week it was Vince Young. I wonder where the media’s ‘Raiders reportedly interested in Wheel’ is going land on next week.

  30. punksinplay says: Mar 18, 2013 6:49 PM

    He just might be the most overrated player in the history of the NFL.

  31. doublezero74 says: Mar 18, 2013 7:19 PM

    He’s a good player with bad knees. Always liked his game and I thought the Pats could use him when Hernandez went down for 6 games. Too bad then, but good luck to you sir

  32. radrntn says: Mar 18, 2013 7:21 PM

    well he has had a year to ponder that there are no free rides in this league. You have to earn them…If he is willing to put in the work, and earn a spot…welcome aboard, if not c-ya.

  33. seabreezes51 says: Mar 18, 2013 7:32 PM

    Buy that man a motorcycle!

  34. thetwilightsown says: Mar 18, 2013 7:55 PM

    The Black Hole only welcomes actual soldiers.

    The soldier business was only corny when that corny idiot used the term to describe himself. That was corny, is corny and will be corny for as long as he keeps stepping in front of cameras. Thems the breaks when you don’t know how to shut up and play.

    It’s just as likely he and Vince Young got drunk at one of VY’s rent-a-parties and decided they’d float each others’ names and create some “interest.” Doesn’t sound like a Reggie guy to me.

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