Jets Free Agent Signings

Jets sign Kellen Winslow Jr.

Admin - June 14, 2013

The New York Jets signed TE Kellen Winslow Jr., a former #6 overall draft pick who sat out last season after playing just one game for the Patriots. Winslow, 29, is a 9-year veteran who had the talent to be one of the best tight ends in the game. His career, however, has been hampered by injuries, both on and off the field, and attitude problems. Nevertheless, Winslow has caught 438 passes for 4,848 yards, 23 TDs over the course of his NFL career.

The Jets, who lost starting TE Dustin Keller to free agency, needed an experienced productive tight end and Winslow might just fit the bill. In his last full season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 Winslow caught 75 passes for 763 yards, 2 TDs. Keller, in comparison, never caught more than 70 passes in one season.

It\'s also a pretty safe deal, as the contract is only a one year deal that won't hurt the Gang Green\'s salary cap in the future in case if Winslow can't produce. Winslow also had a brief preseason stint under current Jets GM John Idzik in Seattle back in 2012 but was waived before the start of the season.