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Kellen Winslow Jr still hoping to get a call from the Packers

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Kellen Winslow Jr. hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2013 but he’s trying to make a return to pro football. And he wants to do it with one franchise in particular.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Winslow said he’s still working out with the hope of getting an opportunity to join a roster sometime in the near future. He really hopes it’s with the Green Bay Packers.

“I still have my ability and I still feel like I can be one of the top 10 guys in the league even with being out because I haven’t stopped training for it,” Winslow said. “I’ve even ramped up my training more. So I can’t just give up on my ability, you know. Especially someone that was born into the game, watching my dad, watching all the greats, football is all I know, man.”

“I have some interest from some teams but it’s all about the GMs pulling the trigger on me,” Winslow said.

Winslow had a workout with the Packers in August. But with the Packers signing Jared Cook this offseason, the Packers didn’t have a need for another tight end. Nevertheless, Winslow hopes the Packers are the team that gives him a shot.

“I want to go to Green Bay,” Winslow said. “I really want to play for the Packers and catch passes from Aaron Rodgers. I think he’s the best quarterback in the league with Drew Brees and Tom Brady and guys like that.

I had one of my biggest games up there and I felt at home there. That’s when I was with Tampa back in the day when I really felt at home there. And there’s no place like Lambeau Field. No place in the world like Lambeau Field. So I want to be a Packer.”

Winslow’s caught nine passes for a career-high 132 yards against the Packers in 2011. But he understands that it’s an uphill battle to get back into the game having last caught a pass in Dec. 2013 with the New York Jets.

“It’s unprecedented what I’m trying to do here,” Winslow acknowledged. “I don’t think anyone’s been out this long and trying to get back in. … We’ll see what happens man. I’m staying ready and staying in shape and hoping my opportunity comes pretty soon.”

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40 Responses to “Kellen Winslow Jr still hoping to get a call from the Packers”
  1. jason9696 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:50 AM

    Delusional much?

  2. shaggytoodle says: Oct 5, 2016 2:54 AM

    Well… I didn’t see this coming, it is funny, how the Browns drafted someone that had issues stirring the pot by saying crazy things, and making poor choices.

    IF TT wants kick the tires on him why not. It would be pretty wild for him to make a return though, I understand the respect he has for GB and Rodgers, and while I have a hard time thinking he would be slower than Richard Rodgers, but at 33 and 3 years out of the league I can’t imagine he would be much faster, and that his body and skillsets are still in “NFL” form. Most of the other great players from that class that are still playing, are QBs like Big Ben, Rivers, Fitz, and Manning. Many other of those players in that class, are out of the league, because their skills diminished.

  3. davemishsr says: Oct 5, 2016 3:03 AM

    Bwahahahahahahahaha!

  4. doall24 says: Oct 5, 2016 5:34 AM

    come on ted, pull out the piggy bank!

  5. footballisnotthatimportant says: Oct 5, 2016 5:47 AM

    Yeah and I “hope” my health insurance premiums stop skyrocketing.

  6. gaetz23 says: Oct 5, 2016 6:19 AM

    Another PED cheat. He’d fit right in.

  7. conciselogic says: Oct 5, 2016 6:38 AM

    Give it up “soldier” you squandered away your career on a motorcycle in Cleveland.

  8. ispysomething7 says: Oct 5, 2016 6:46 AM

    Can someone say Uncle Rico? Give it up Kellen. You had plenty of shots. You wasted them.

  9. stellarperformance says: Oct 5, 2016 8:04 AM

    OK by me. The other TE’s haven’t been very impressive.

  10. jimmysee says: Oct 5, 2016 8:30 AM

    How long will Jared Cook be out?

  11. whysomanylosers says: Oct 5, 2016 8:48 AM

    Still delusional.

  12. ariani1985 says: Oct 5, 2016 8:48 AM

    since the packers are the new poster child for troubled NFL players it is only right!

  13. localoutlaw says: Oct 5, 2016 8:50 AM

    LOL…Ted Thompson would never do that

  14. johnnyblood24 says: Oct 5, 2016 9:20 AM

    What an amazing coincidence. I really want to play for the Packers and catch passes from Aaron Rodgers too! Sign me up.

  15. whenwilliteverend says: Oct 5, 2016 9:21 AM

    “I still have my ability and I still feel like I can be one of the top 10 guys in the league even with being out because I haven’t stopped training for it,”

    This statement makes me wonder if he could pass a drug test. The reason he hasn’t played in a game since 2013 is because he’s terrible. Not only that, he’s a cancer. He’s way more trouble than he’s worth. He’s carrying so much baggage, Samsonite should sign him to an endorsement deal.

    Maybe if he hadn’t been such an idiot when he was actually playing, teams might be interested in bringing him in. The last time I saw him play he was complaining about not getting more passes thrown his way and when they did get thrown his way he only gave about 50% effort, then blamed the QB. He just doesn’t get it. His dad was an incredible TE. Junior? Not so much.

  16. thisonesforpat says: Oct 5, 2016 9:49 AM

    Such a bad citizen he’s sullied the reputation of his father.

    He’s “hoping” to get a call. I’m “hoping” for a sleepover with Selena Gomez. My “hoping” has nothing to do with reality.

    God, I really, really hate Kellen Winslow, Jr.

  17. cheeseisfattening says: Oct 5, 2016 10:08 AM

    What he really means is ” “I really want to play for the Packers so I can go out snacking with Eddie Lacy and Mike McCarthy”.

  18. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Oct 5, 2016 10:47 AM

    I’ve always been a fan of Kevin. Sign him up, welcome to the PACK!! GO PACK

    >

  19. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 5, 2016 11:05 AM

    You know your team is in trouble when a guy out of the league for nearly three years targets your team as being desperate enough for you to make a return with them. No wonder all my embarrassed Packer friends have slunk away from posting here.

  20. aferraridriver says: Oct 5, 2016 11:42 AM

    I’ve been waiting too, but I don’t think the phone will ring for either one of us.

  21. whysomanylosers says: Oct 5, 2016 11:43 AM

    Another thought… how bad are this guys knees now? 10 years ago they would hold him out of practice during the week.

  22. expertatnfl says: Oct 5, 2016 11:44 AM

    Is he really good at faking PI?

  23. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 5, 2016 11:49 AM

    kellen, i hope you like moose meat!

  24. purpleguy says: Oct 5, 2016 12:19 PM

    He should pop wheelies on his motorcycle all the way up to WI.

  25. revelation123 says: Oct 5, 2016 12:21 PM

    Most starters on other teams would love to be in the Packers offense too. But there’s only so much room.

  26. censoryoverload01 says: Oct 5, 2016 12:23 PM

    Completely delusional.

  27. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 5, 2016 12:45 PM

    Getting this kind of article about our Packers is as good as it gets for our second place team. At least we’ve got a Sunday night game next for no one to watch.

  28. stellarperformance says: Oct 5, 2016 1:06 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Oct 5, 2016 10:08 AM
    What he really means is ” “I really want to play for the Packers so I can go out snacking with Eddie Lacy and Mike McCarthy”.
    ///////////////////////////////

    Still trying to work your signature food-centric insult “thing,” huh? What’s the matter, all the fake Packer fan slots taken?

  29. truthbetold109 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:40 PM

    When you have been second best and in some cases, third best to the Packers for so many years, you want pay back. The queen’s trolls try to make everything said about the Packers into a negative. It is sad they can’t see that they are only embarrassing themselves but hey, they aren’t use to winning yet.

  30. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 5, 2016 2:26 PM

    I can’t imagine the Pack would invest in a troubled TE, that’s not their style.

  31. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 5, 2016 3:32 PM

    he is yurning to get the stink eye from erin! wow he really IS a soldier!

  32. stellarperformance says: Oct 5, 2016 4:11 PM

    250dollarnflowner says:
    Oct 5, 2016 3:32 PM
    he is yurning to get the stink eye from erin! wow he really IS a soldier!
    ///////////////////////////////

    From who? I don’t get it.

  33. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 5, 2016 9:04 PM

    he must love 2nd place!

  34. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Oct 6, 2016 9:47 AM

    He obviously doesn’t know Ted very well. FA’s signed and playing for Green Bay are few and far between.
    But I like his attitude. GB is football.

  35. truthbetold109 says: Oct 7, 2016 11:49 AM

    250dollarnflowner says:
    Oct 5, 2016 9:04 PM
    he must love 2nd place!
    ______________________

    On a team that won at least 1 playoff game.

  36. pilatestry says: Oct 7, 2016 5:55 PM

    I’m also hoping to receive a call from the Packers– I think our chances are about equal.

  37. profootball13 says: Oct 7, 2016 11:03 PM

    Is he still “hanging out” in the Boston Market Parking Lots??…..

  38. greenbaylibrarybreathalyzer says: Oct 8, 2016 7:52 AM

    Perfect Packer.

  39. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Oct 8, 2016 8:50 AM

    And, in a completely unrelated story, the Target store nearest to Lambeau Field has just heightened security in its parking lot.

  40. MichaelEdits says: Oct 8, 2016 10:59 AM

    I’d like to get a call from the Packers too but it probably won’t happen.

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