Veteran tight end Kellen Winslow and wide receiver Mike
Sims-Walker will get tryouts with the New York Jets on Tuesday
during their minicamp.
Winslow barely played last season, making just one reception for
New England in one game. He spent his first four seasons in
Cleveland, making the Pro Bowl in 2007. Winslow then joined Tampa
Bay for three seasons.
He could fill a void at the position for the Jets, who lost
Dustin Keller to free agency and have no proven tight ends. But
Winslow also has been plagued by right knee problems.
The 29-year-old Winslow is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame
tight end Kellen Winslow. He has 438 career catches for 4,848 yards
and 23 touchdowns.
Sims-Walker, who last played for Jacksonville in 2011, has 134
career catches for 1,798 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was a
third-round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2008 and spent his first
three seasons with them.
He signed with St. Louis as a free agent in 2011, playing in
four games before being released and then re-signed by
Jacksonville. Sims-Walker played in two games for the Jaguars
before being placed on injured reserve, and later released. He
hasn’t played in the NFL since.
The Jets are also giving veteran defensive lineman Leger
Douzable a tryout next week. He has 57 tackles and one career sack
while playing for six teams in five seasons.
Also receiving tryouts with the Jets are undrafted free agents
Mark Jackson, a tackle from Glenville State, and Mason Robinson, a
cornerback from Rutgers.