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Kellen Winslow Jr

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackerDNA, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. PackerDNA

    PackerDNA Cheesehead

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    Coming in for a workout tommorow.
     
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  2. rodell330

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    Not a bad player. Maybe he's matured. The skill set has always bee there.
     
  3. PackerDNA

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    Worth a look. He's 33, hasn't played in 2 years, and his career was injury ravaged. But it's a could win, can't lose move.
     
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  4. longtimefan

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    Packers do this all the time, you just never really hear it for each player..
     
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  5. Sanguine camper

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    Why would the Packers flirt with a guy that has been out of football for 2 years if Cook is ok? Perhaps Cook won't be ready for the beginning of the season and is hurt bad enough to be on the PUP list. Bringing in Winslow makes sense if Cook's injury is serious.
     
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  6. Arthur Squires

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    So are they going to work him out before the HOF game 2mrw?
     
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  7. captainWIMM

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    I highly doubt the Packers will offer a contract to Winslow, a 33 year old career underachiever who has been out of football for two years.
     
  8. 7thFloorRA

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    I think this means less about Winslow and more about what Pepper and the Docs have done to Cook.
     
  9. Packerlifer

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    Well, if he has any fraction of this left....

     
  10. Mondio

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    never hurts to kick the tires. He's had injuries, he's had time to heal, he may or may not have anything. If he wants to try a comeback, let's look. Every once and a while we pull something off the scrap heap. Look at Howard Green for example. Not the same, but it's not a vote of confidence when a guy plays for a different team every single year, sometimes 2. We picked him up lat October and he was a key player in our Super Bowl victory.

    If Winslow has anything, it's not as if we're booting some great TE off the roster to make room. I doubt he has anything to offer us anyway, but why not look?
     
  11. Arthur Squires

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    Anybody hear how the workout went today?
     
  12. Pkrjones

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    Manoa Pikula, ILB released today, 1 roster spot is open. Is a PUP list guy ready to go (Barrington, Lang or Linsley)?? I'm hoping Winslow isn't brought in, but could the spot be for him?
     
  13. captainWIMM

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    As I've posted repeatedly players on the PUP list count against the 90 man roster limit during the preseason.

    The Packers reaching an injury settlement with Pikula was expected to happen before the Hall of Fame game after the team handed newly signed LB Derrick Mathews the same jersey number. I don't think it means a deal with Winslow is imminent.
     
  14. Pack-12

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    Probably just has more to do with his old position coach from Cleveland giving him a favor with an opportunity for his attempted comeback.
     
  15. captainWIMM

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    The Packers new tight ends coach, Brian Angelichio, has never worked with Winslow so far.

    He was with the Browns from 2014-15 while Kellen Jr. played there from 2004-08. Both spent time with the Buccaneers as well but Winslow (2009-11) left before Angelichio arrived in 2012.
     
  16. Pack-12

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    Well whoever it is I thought I read one of his old coaches is in GB. Either way I see the tryout as more likely to be a favor to someone (be it a coach or agent or whoever) than it is to have something to do with Cook. Point is there are plenty of other reasons for them to work him out besides something being catastrophically wrong with Cook who isn't even that good anyways.
     
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  17. captainWIMM

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    Cook is the only tight end on the Packers roster capable of stretching a defense and therefore pretty important for the offensive game plan.

    I don't consider the team working out Winslow as a sign Cook will miss significant time either.

    The Packers bring in street free agents for a workout on numerous occasions during the season with most of them
    not even being reported by the media and much less ending in a contract with the team.
     
  18. Dirty Sanchez

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    Someone said earlier, it's a "can't lose situation". As a very famous philosopher once said, "have a beer........don't cost nothin".
     
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  19. JBlood

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    Which is what, exactly?
     
  20. longtimefan

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    I think 7th has a therory that Packers medical staff aren't very good
     
  21. JBlood

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    I disagree. Unless someone has first hand knowledge of player injuries, and the diagnosis and treatment rendered, there is no basis for making an opinion of medical staff competency. I'm assuming there's no one with that information on this forum. I think it's fair to say that staff would be replaced if anything other than excellent care were being delivered. I believe the orthopedist in charge of the team has been with the Packers for many years, which would mean he's doing an excellent job.
     
  22. captainWIMM

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    I agree with your point of view but McCarthy offering way too optimistic prognosis on numerous occasions about injured players might convey the impression that the medical staff isn't doing an excellent job.
     
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    I agree. I have heard Jason Wilde (who IMO is about as dialed in to the Packers as any of the beat reporters) mention repeatedly that the medical staff is incredibly conservative. I believe he and his family have had work done by these doctors if I'm not mistaken. I don't think they're bad, I think they're overly cautious which is a big difference.
     
  24. Ace

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    Yeah, but that doesn't mean McCarthy is relaying information from the docs though either. MM could be blowing smoke to keep everyone in the dark... is sure as hell wouldn't be the first time as we've talked about in another thread lol.
     
  25. Mondio

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    I think they care about players more than a lot of teams have in the past. Not just about their long term futures with the team, but also after football. Pat Mckenzie is an outstanding doctor. I think everyone under Burruss does a good job. I don't know what he's like now, but in the past i've heard first hand he was there mostly to collect autographs :)
     

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