Found September 27, 2012 on
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Less then a week removed from his arrival in New England, Kellen Winslow Jr. is once again unemployed, as the Patriots have decided to grant his wish to be released and cut ties with the former Pro Bowl tight end.
Winslow Jr. reportedly pushed for his departure after he was only on the field for four plays in last Sunday night’s game against the Ravens, according to ESPN Boston beat writer Mike Reiss.
Now in his eight NFL season, Winslow Jr. is almost assuredly going to be out of football the remainder of the season while he continues to deal with an injured knee that clearly isn’t healthy. Provided he can show teams that he’s healthy, Winslow Jr. could be an option for a club in need of veteran depth at the position in the off-season.
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Tight end Kellen Winslow asked the New England Patriots to release him, which the team did on Thursday, reports ESPN.
Winslow played four snaps during the Patriots' 31-30 loss to the Ravens on Sunday night, catching one pass for 12 yards.
Coach Bill Belichick praised Winslow's inteligence before the game, saying: "He's a pretty experienced guy, he's smart...
Winslow is the son of a Hall of Famer and a former pro bowler, but he can’t seem to find a team to stick to.
He was traded to the Seahawks from the Buccaneers in the offseason, but was cut after he refused to restructure his contract. Now he has departed from the Patriots after only seeing the field for four plays last game.
He’s still nursing a nagging knee injury, so apparently...
Despite reports that Kellen Winslow's chronic knee pain may have been why he asked for his release from the Patriots on Thursday, the tight end says he's looking forward to continuing his NFL career. "I'm lookin forward to my next opportunity in the NFL and continuing to play the game I Love!," he wrote on twitter. Winslow reportedly asked for his released...
Well that was short-lived. After having signed with the New England Patriots just over a week ago, tight end Kellen Winslow was released by the team per request. Why Winslow decided to leave isn’t being said, but I suspect it’s for one of two reasons: he realized the Pats were going to use him for blocking plays more often than passing, or Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to return...
New England has released veteran tight end Kellen Winslow.Fantasy Spin:Aaron Hernandez seems to be healing quicker than the Patriots had originally expected so it doesn't appear Winslow will be needed anymore. Winslow caught one ball for 12 yards Sunday in his first and only game with the team. It looks like Winslow's knee is still bothering him so don't expect him to...
Kellen Winslow was released by the Patriots. Winslow reportedly asked for his released and the Patriots granted his request prior to Thursday's practice. Winslow made just over $48,000 and logged four offensive snaps with one reception in his only game with the team Sunday night at Baltimore.
Twitter / PhilAPerry: Kellen Winslow asked for and ... via kwoutApparently Winslow has been declining to speak with reporters in the locker room.He had one catch in his debut as a Patriot. He was brought on really only because of Hernandez's injury.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the reason tight end Kellen Winslow asked the Patriots to release him is because he wanted more playing time.
I guess having a job just wasn’t enough for Winslow.
With Julian Edelman and Aaron Hernandez out this week, Winslow likely would have received more playing time.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been released by the New England Patriots after asking them to do so.
Schefter also said that word is that Aaron Hernandez is healing quicker than expected.
I would love to know why Winslow asked to be released, it seems like he was lucky to be playing for a team right now. Maybe he plans on retiring with all...