TE Kellen Winslow, Jr. signs with New York Jets
Tight-end Kellen Winslow, Jr., the former first-round pick for the Browns, has signed with the New York Jets.
The team announced it and ProFootballTalk clarified on its Twitter account that it is a one-year contract.
The 29-year-old was drafted by the Browns right out of college, but he went through a number of injuries such as breaking his leg and then suffering a knee ligament tear, according to L.A. Times.
“I feel like it would be a great spot,” Winslow said to L.A. Times. “I like it here. I like the team, I like the teammates. Hopefully, I can stay.”
Aside from the Browns, Winslow has played as a tight-end for the New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks.
He attended the Jets’ training camp and the personnel and coaching staff were impressed by what they saw.
“He’s still a very athletic guy,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan told L.A. Times early this week. “You certainly feel his presence. That athleticism and his ability to catch the football, it certainly jumps out.”
According to CBS Sports, the new Jet has 438 receptions for 4,848 yards and has scored 23 touchdowns in the nine seasons he was with his former teams.