Jets add Winslow

AP

They took a little time to make a decision, and now they’ve made up their mind.

Tight end Kellen Winslow is a Jet.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s a one-year deal.

The Jets took a little time to make a decision because of Winslow’s chronic knee problems.  After the debacle resulting from the decision to sign quarterback David Garrard (who retired due to a knee problem), the Jets wanted to be careful.

Winslow returns to the NFL for the first time since September 2012, when he had a cup of coffee with the Patriots.  The fact that no other team was clamoring for Winslow’s services likely means it’s a deal for the veteran minimum salary.

65 responses to “Jets add Winslow

  1. Coming from a bucs fan who saw this selfish player for 3 seasons, you jets fans better pray that he doesn’t make the final roster. All this guy does is complain if he doesn’t get the ball, doesn’t matter how many defensive players are around him. If he doesn’t get the ball he starts getting into the young QB’s head. This resulted in Freeman throwing a bunch of INT’s that were passes directed at Winslow. If Geno is the starting QB and win-SLOW the starting TE.. many INT’s for the rookie this season

  2. They’ve got to be kidding. They really do want to be laughed at.
    Only the Jets. HAHAHAHAHA !!

  3. He’s more or less been retired two yrs. what kind of splash do the Jets think he’ll make? No one wanted him, even the TE hungry Pats. Rex is showing panic. Are they that bad with pass catchers? The guy can’t block, so, it must be for receiving.

  4. Isn’t this the same guy that compared himself to our soldiers in the Middle East, declaring himself a “warrior”? Please. He couldn’t make it through the chow line without getting “hurt”.

  5. Jets digging through the old scrap heap again looking for anything that can catch a football (possibly being too generous in assuming the Jets have anyone who can accurately throw a football).

  6. When you’re trying to rebuild, isn’t it usually better to bring in more physical and character type guys ?

  7. Jets version of “being careful” –

    Rex – Hey Kellen do your knees still hurt ?

    Winslow – No coach I feel great !

    Rex – Sign him !!! Now !!!

  8. Ironic that he is willing to sign for the vet minimum after apparently being let go by Seattle last preseason because he wouldn’t take less than the contract that came with him in the trade from the Bucs.

    Once you got none of those big checks coming your way, a bit less can look pretty damn good. 🙂

  9. Winslow was a great TE at one point. Seems injuries really took their toll.

  10. Now if they can find someone to throw the ball to him, if Sanchez is the QB the only one that’ll be getting the ball is the opposing teams defensive backs. Good luck Kellen on your blocking assignments.

  11. If it is for the league minimum it’s not a bad deal for the Jets. Let’s be honest, they’re not winning the superbowl this year so if they get a TE that can fill the roll for the season at that price then why not. There were no top TE’s available and even if there were it wouldn’t have made sense for the Jets to sign a top player at that position when they clearly have more important needs. It’s a good move to fill the spot for this rebuilding year and you never know, he may put up decent numbers if Sanchez can actually get the ball to him.

  12. Cut Tebow, sign Winslow. And that is going to improve the lockeroom? What a dumpster fire the Jets are.

  13. Love how nobody on the comment section can be optimistic and to empty headed to realize we are in a rebuild mode.

    I mean jesus if Barry Sanders was still playing and the Jets signed him all of you would scrape to the bottom of the garbage bin to find something to rip about him, some of you need sun.

  14. Watched this dude in Cleveland go from promising rookie, to stupid idiot who launched himself over a set of bike handlebars, to crybaby diva who ruined an entire locker room (with help from bray on Braylon Edwards). Good luck with this one, Jets fans. You’ll see. This dude can no longer play. He’s all fizz and no gin.

  15. The Jets are going to the West coast with Mohrniweg this year and its nice to have a receiver type tight end to go along with Cumberland.
    With Ivory, Goodson, Powell, Kurley, Holmes and Hill, the Jets are giving allot of targets for Sanchez or Geno. The ground and pound is gone, good riddance!

  16. What people don’t understand about this signing

    A. it’s the vet minimum so if he even became a problem, they could release him since it’s just the vet minimum. There isn’t much money tied to this deal. low risk high reward situation.

    B. If the Jets didn’t sign Kellen Winslow, the starting TE job would’ve been between Jeff Cumberland, Hayden Smith and Conrad Rueland. Ask yourself how many of those names you recognize.

  17. Isn’t this the same guy that said he would be better than Gonzalez when he came in the league.

  18. Now they’ve got the best “wildcat” QB, and the best “soldier” TE! I smell a Dynasty brewing!

  19. Yes, but Rexy is a damn good football coach and he and KW will bring many championships to Jets nation and Rexy can coach defense and play defense and special teams and blah…..blah…..blah

  20. This “foot soldier” is gonna have to pose for Sexy Rexy’s new tattoo. Somebody ask Wes Welker a question about this!

  21. firstclasspack says: Jun 14, 2013 6:38 PM

    If it is for the league minimum it’s not a bad deal for the Jets. Let’s be honest, they’re not winning the superbowl this year so…

    SuperBowl? That’s a laugh. The jets haven’t been to a SuperBowl in 45 years!!

    The franchise is the kid that gets sand kicked on them at the beach.

  22. brownspower says:Jun 14, 2013 5:36 PM

    They’ve got to be kidding. They really do want to be laughed at.
    Only the Jets. HAHAHAHAHA !!
    ______________________________
    If your name is not in reference to your underwear, you should be the last to laugh.
    PRICELESS!

  23. steelerrick says:Jun 14, 2013 7:30 PM

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.
    __________________________________

    You are no doubt referring to your Steelers.

    PLAYOFFS?

    If lucky, you might go .500, I wouldn’t touch that bet.

  24. ryann252013 says:Jun 14, 2013 7:40 PM

    Love how nobody on the comment section can be optimistic and to empty headed to realize we are in a rebuild mode.

    I mean jesus if Barry Sanders was still playing and the Jets signed him all of you would scrape to the bottom of the garbage bin to find something to rip about him, some of you need sun
    __________________________________

    There are a few fair-minded non-Jets fans that post here. The rest are “Big Bang Theory” cast members who know zero about football, and their hatred would cloud their vision if they did know.

  25. Why didn’t they pick up davery Henderson, quality receiver cheap. Would have been a better weapon then winslow.I think the skins just signed him

  26. For those keeping score at home:
    Pats sign Winslow: genius
    Jets sign Tebow: idiotic
    Pats sign Tebow: genius
    Jets sign Winslow: idiotic

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