Kellen Winslow fails physical, won’t join Patriots

Tight end (TE) Kellen Winslow worked out with the New England Patriots, Wednesday, but failed his physical and won’t be joining the team.

Instead, the Patriots signed TE Michael Hoomanawanui, who played for the St. Louis Rams last season under former Rams and current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. According to ESPN, Hoomanawanui will take the roster spot of Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe, who will be heading to injured reserve.

The Patriots have stockpiled tight ends with off-season. They signed Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to extensions, claimed injured Jake Ballard off of waivers, and signed Shiancoe, Daniel Fells, and now Hoomanawanui.

Winslow has chronic knee issues ever since he got into a motorcycle accident in 2005. He has had multiple surgeries on it, including microfracture surgery in 2007.

Still, Winslow has been a highly productive player in the NFL. In his three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he caught 218 passes for 2,377 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Winslow, 29, was surprisingly cut by the Seahawks on Saturday, just months after the Seahawks acquired him in a trade with Tampa Bay. Winslow refused to take a pay cut, which resulted in his release.

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