Sources: Patriots will work out TE Winslow

The Patriots will work out tight end Kellen Winslow, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Winslow was released by the Seahawks on Saturday. The team originally acquired him in a trade with Tampa Bay in May.

Winslow has a base salary of $3.3 million for the 2012 season, which would have been guaranteed if he was on the roster for the season opener. That financial commitment presumably contributed to his release.

With Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells and Visanthe Shiancoe already filling tight end spots on the roster, the interest in Winslow likely falls into the "in case of emergency" category.

Winslow, 29, has caught 437 passes for 4,836 yards and 23 touchdowns in seven seasons and made the Pro Bowl while with the Browns in 2007. He caught 75 passes for 763 yards and two scores last season.