Jan 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) catches a pass for a two-point conversion as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dominique Franks (24) defends during the third quarter at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Buccaneers, 45-24. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets Ink TE Kellen Winslow Jr. to One Year Deal



Well, it seems that there will be more than just a quarterback competition for the New York Jets. After signing tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr., to a one year deal, there will now be competition at the tight end position, too. The 29-year-old tight end impressed the Jets enough during their three-day minicamp that the team made the announcement on Friday.

It could also be, you know, due to a lack of offensive weapons on the Jets’ roster that led to this signing.

The former first round pick of the Cleveland Browns never lived up to his potential, and has bounced around the NFL in recent years. Winslow has enjoyed some high notes in his career, including a 82 catch season for 1,106 yards and five touchdowns in 2007, but, his production went south after that season.

Winslow is a good pick up for the Jets, who have failed to bring in any weapons to a struggling offense. The tight end adds depth to a position thin on experience after Dustin Keller left for the Dolphins. He will compete with Jeff Cumberland, who is projected to be the starter, and Konrad Reuland and Hayden Smith.

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