(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — After a three-day tryout, the New York Jets decided to sign tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to a one-year contract.
Winslow is looking to resurrect his career after it has been derailed by leg and knee injuries.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan was impressed with Winslow throught the team’s three-day minicamp.
“I see exactly what you see,” Ryan said. “I see that athleticism, and his ability to catch the football jumps out.”
The Jets are thin at the position after losing incumbent starter Dustin Keller to the Miami Dolphins in free agency. Jeff Cumberland was the top tight end on the roster before the team signed Winslow.
Winslow was a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns back in 2004. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009, and has seen limited time with both the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.
Winslow has 438 career receptions for 4,848 yards and 23 touchdowns and could prove to be a valuable weapon in the passing game for either Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith.
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Jill Martin, CNN