Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 7/22/13
When the Jets signed free agent tight end and former Brown’s first round pick Kellen Winslow Jr., the fan base had a mixed reaction of excitement and skepticism. Most of the excitement stemmed from the lack of adding anyone remotely talented at the tight end position and the skepticism was due to Winslow Jr. barely playing in the NFL last season. The main concern with Winslow is how healthy his knees are, an issue only Winslow himself could detail for you. As that question will answer itself throughout training camp, I’ve also seen another issue raised by the media every time Winslow’s name is brought up: his age. Kellen will be 30 years old this season, an age where players who rely on their speed to compete in the NFL are often tested. Fortunately, tight ends have a better longevity than most positions as these players use their size and underneath route running, more so than vertical, deeper routes. Winslow had a very productive 2011 season in Tampa Bay, catching 75 passes for 7...
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