We noted when the Green Bay Packers brought former Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. in for a workout back in August. Nothing ever came of that, but Winslow isn’t giving up the dream yet.
Although the guy hasn’t played in the league since 2013, he has been attempting a sometimes-publicized comeback. That hasn’t netted Winslow a job, but he says there’s interest from a number of teams. More interesting to us is that he says he really wants to play for the Packers.
A lot of guys want to play for the Packers, right?
Well, this may not be as entirely far-fetched as it once was. Jared Cook has a high ankle sprain and there’s no timetable for his return. Thus, the Packers will have just two healthy tight ends — Richard Rodgers and Justin Perillo — for at least the near future.
What’s more, they actually brought in a couple schlubs off the street for a workout on Tuesday.
The Packers worked out veteran tight end Rob Housler, a former third-round pick, plus rookie TE J.P. Holtz and… https://t.co/VmZBjyjb2L
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That could suggest Cook’s injury is serious. And if that’s the case, who would you rather have on the roster? Rob Housler, J.P. Holtz or Kellen Winslow Jr.?
We know who Winslow would like to see on the roster.
WInslow was always one of those guys that never seemed to live up to his talent, kind of like Cook. I wouldn’t mind the Packers taking a chance on him. I don’t think he’s much of a blocker, but they sure could use someone to stretch the middle of the field. If he still has his wheels & hands, why not? Has to be better than Rodgers & Perillo.
Be nice to give him a shot, especially after watching the video. Its not like we have anything special at TE now. But unfortunately PackerNation is currently run by 3 stooges (TT, MM & FATMIKE) who will do NOTHING!!! Them 3 F$#%&G IDIOTS more concerned with “Process and Cleaning Things up”. PULL your hair out frustrating.
Shit….yes. Sign him! Why the hell not?
Richard Rodgers is slow and fat. Cook can’t stay on the field —- can’t possibly hurt signing Winslow to the league minimum and seeing if he can cut it for a few weeks before giving him a shot. At least we’d have a guy who actually wants to be here and play for this organization. Richie Rodgers is here for the food and god knows what Cook is here for — certainly isn’t to stay healthy.
Why do the Packers have such bad luck when they do actually sign vets from other teams (Peppers excluded)?