FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr. and Mike Sims-Walker are veterans trying to revive their NFL careers while helping the New York Jets’ offense.
Winslow, a former Pro Bowl tight end, was once considered one of the top pass catchers at his position before a failed one-game stint last season with the New England Patriots. He says being a tryout player is “different” but adds that it’s “better than sitting on the couch,” as he was while waiting for another NFL opportunity. He says he has “got years left.”
Prior to his one-game stint with the Pats in 2012, Winslow played in all 16 games for Tampa Bay in 2o11. He caught 75 passes for 763 yards and two touchdowns.
Sims-Walker was also considered one of the league’s rising wide receivers, but never reached expectations and was out of the NFL last year.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Nimmo, Mets Rally In The 7th, Snap 4-Game Losing Streak With 4-3 Win Over Cubs
- Jason Pierre-Paul Makes Public Service Announcement On Fireworks
- Nets Waive Jarrett Jack, Save Nearly $6 Million
- Reports Derek Jeter, Hannah Davis Getting Married This Weekend Premature
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)