It didn’t take long for the New York Jets to make up their mind on tight end Kellen Winslow. The Jets signed Winslow to a contract just one day after their mandatory minicamp, the team announced Friday evening.
Winslow, who arrived this week on a tryout basis, was one of the few consistent playmakers for the Jets during their three-day minicamp. Many Jets receivers struggled with consistency and catching the football. That made it easy for Winslow to stand out.
New York lost former starter Dustin Keller in free agency to Miami and was looking for someone who could make plays over the middle. Winslow, a former Pro Bowler, caught 75 passes for Tampa Bay in 2011, his last full season. He will join a thin tight-end group in New York that includes Jeff Cumberland and Hayden Smith.