Both Players Participated In 1st Minicamp Practice On Tuesday

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.

Both players participated in the team’s first minicamp practice Tuesday as part of a three-day tryout with hopes of sticking.

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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.

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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.

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