Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 9/18/12

Just as I figured, the Patriots have added some insurance in the wake of Aaron Hernandez’s ankle injury.

(Don’t worry, that pat on the back was merely figurative.)

ESPNBoston.com reported Tuesday that the Pats agreed to terms with tight end Kellen Winslow on a one-year contract. The deal is pending a physical, which is no slam dunk considering the 29-year-old has been chronically plagued by knee soreness.

The move comes two weeks after the team brought Winslow in for a visit, and he reportedly was on their “short list.”

Although Winslow is not nearly as talented as Hernandez, who’s expected to miss four to six weeks, he’s still an able-boded pass-catch at this point in his career, and should work his way into New England’s base offense.

Playing for the Buccaneers last season, Winslow caught 75 passes for 763 yards and two touchdowns.

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