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Report: Winslow failed physical with Patriots

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 5, 2012 at 11:52 am with 18 Comments »
September 5, 2012 11:52 am

Marry Paoletti of CSN New England is reporting that tight end Kellen Winslow failed his physical with the New England Patriots.

So that perhaps provides a little more clarity as to the Seahawks deciding to part ways with the veteran tight end.

According to the report, the Patriots were looking for a third tight end to replace Visanthe Shiancoe, who will be placed on the injured reserve, but designated to return.

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  1. SandpointHawk says:

    Clarity indeed.Thanks for the update.

  2. montanamike2 says:

    That’s what i thought.

  3. sluggo42 says:


    too bad

  4. chrisj122 says:

    Another great Seahawk mystery solved. Lol…..

  5. yakimahawk says:

    anyone hear PC’s Presser? Any word on Lynch?

  6. JZombie says:

    Shiancoe was on Seattle’s radar a while back. Looks like it was a good decision not to sign him.

  7. PugetHawk says:

    Smart move to make sure he was healthy before giving up that 7th rounder to the Bucs.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    No surprising.

  9. owenbytheway says:

    Maybe he failed physical with Hawks, maybe he didn’t.

    If he did, why didn’t they say so?

    Not backing off my prediction the Hawks will sign him next Monday.

  10. brewinlew says:

    Yakima…haven’t heard the presser…but read that Sweezy is starting at RG because he won the competition for the spot.

  11. Skavage says:

    I still say this is a lot more to do with money than it does health. I think the health (and the Seahawks having to management his) is a part of it, but ultimately I believe it comes down to money and whether he is worth $3M+ for his limited amount of play time. Still a bit divided internally on whether he’ll resign or not. It seems logical but KW is stubborn and I suspect our front office is too. :)

  12. Ah ha…certainly seems to answer why they released him. Still wondering why it took five days to learn that one, when they’re usually pretty awesome at coming out with this sort of information.

  13. bbnate420 says:

    Not sure that this really means anything different as far as the Hawks are concerned. He passed a physical when he got here. His knees didn’t get substantially worse in 4 months without him being injured, which would have changed the way they had to release them. Different teams have different doctors performing the physicals and different standards. It’s not like he failed the exact same thing as he passed here. My guess is that the Hawks knew that his knees were pretty bad but made the trade anyways with the hope that he would restructure. It wasn’t worth the risk for them at his current salary. He refused to restructure so they cut him. Nothing lost as they don’t lose the pick. They took a chance.

  14. bbnate420 says:

    I don’t see him coming back unless he has no other options. That very well could be the case right now? Or maybe he waits a few weeks for some injuries?

  15. there you go – ok, now it makes better sense. good to know.

  16. pope411 says:

    Now it all makes sense, the Seahawks released him because they knew he would fail the Patriots physical.

  17. raymaines says:

    brewinlew says: ” ‘…Sweezy is starting at RG because he won the competition for the spot.’ ”

    And the moon is made of green cheese.

    Do any of us really believe PS when he says that sort of rap? Do we really think Moffet wouldn’t have been the starter if he hadn’t been hurt?

  18. grizindabox24 says:

    Sando confirms that Winslow did not fail his physical

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