Report: Patriots add TE Kellen Winslow
The New England Patriots are set to add veteran tight end Kellen Winslow to replace injured tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to ESPN.
There is no official word from the team on the reported one-year deal, but Winslow's agent tweeted a congratulations to him on signing the deal.
Winslow will be brought in mainly to fill the gap left by Hernandez, who is expected to return from a low ankle sprain in four to six weeks.
At 29 years old, Winslow found himself without a team for the first time in his career. The former first-round draft pick was traded in the offseason from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Seattle Seahawks, who released Winslow just days prior to the start of the season.
Winslow recorded 763 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 75 receptions for the Buccaneers last season. In 92 career regular season games he has amassed 4,836 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns on 437 receptions.