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Pats bring in another big-name tight end

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08:02 AM ET 09.05 | If there's one thing the Patriots need, it's a tight end, right? The Patriots will work out tight end Kellen Winslow, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. Winslow was released by the Seahawks on Saturday. The team originally acquired him in a trade with Tampa Bay in May. Winslow has a base salary of $3.3 million for the 2012 season, which would have been guaranteed if he was on the roster for the season opener. That financial commitment presumably contributed to his release. With Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Daniel Fells and Visanthe Shiancoe already filling tight end spots on the roster, the interest in Winslow likely falls into the "in case of emergency" category.

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September 5, 2012  08:10 AM ET

The Pats try to do it like the Yankees, bro!

September 5, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Anyone that can pass protect bring 'em in.

September 5, 2012  08:18 AM ET

The Pats "work out" a lot of guys. With Hernandez and Gronk, they are going to have a lot of plays to their tight ends, so they're just making sure they've got a list of phone numbers in case disaster strikes.

They also line up Gronkowski wide and Hernandez in the backfield. Don't be surprised to see 4 tight ends in the huddle some time this year.

That's right, Mr. Revis. If you didn't like taking on Tim Tebow, wait until you see 265 pounds of Gronk bearing down on you.

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September 5, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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Don't work in football....but they do have an overrated coach

Doesn't do that well in baseball either.

September 5, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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Doesn't do that well in baseball either.

Our Red Sox are making it easier for the poor and the homeless to go to baseball games.

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September 5, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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Our Red Sox are making it easier for the poor and the homeless to go to baseball games.

Wouldn't that be cruel and unusual punishment ?

September 5, 2012  08:33 AM ET

Sorry DD... I must carry myself in a more classy manner. It's new being a fan of ...


The. Best. Team. In. Baseball.

September 5, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Sorry DD... I must carry myself in a more classy manner. It's new being a fan of ...The. Best. Team. In. Baseball.

I will proudly admit to being a bandwagon Red Sox fan. My primary care physician advises against total Sox fandom. It's bad for the blood pressure or something.

September 5, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Sorry DD... I must carry myself in a more classy manner. It's new being a fan of ...The. Best. Team. In. Baseball.

Great to see the Nats doing so well................

September 5, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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Sorry DD... I must carry myself in a more classy manner. It's new being a fan of ...The. Best. Team. In. Baseball.

It was time for a new era to begin in the NL East.

September 5, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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I will proudly admit to being a bandwagon Red Sox fan. My primary care physician advises against total Sox fandom. It's bad for the blood pressure or something.

I'll bet you wished no one sent Boston any Valentines this year.

September 5, 2012  08:41 AM ET

This is like having 2 1/2 teams worth of TEs. What's up with that?

September 5, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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I'll bet you wished no one sent Boston any Valentines this year.

He doesn't help any, but the problems with the team go back a lot further. They should have kept Francona and canned the team, instead of the other way around.

September 5, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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He doesn't help any, but the problems with the team go back a lot further. They should have kept Francona and canned the team, instead of the other way around.

Yep. Although prognosis with Bobby was 50-50. Unfortunately, the arrow was southward bound.

September 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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He doesn't help any, but the problems with the team go back a lot further. They should have kept Francona and canned the team, instead of the other way around.

Lucchino needs to be sent packing.

September 5, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Pats are still pretty thin at TE. They need to bring in Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates for tryouts.

 
September 5, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Not4Nutten but, things are getting Tight around here!!!

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