The Patriots seemed to have an odd obsession with tight ends in training camp and in preseason, kicking the tires on just about anyone who had ever played the position. It was especially peculiar since New England had two of the league's best in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. But now with Hernandez sidelined for the next few weeks with a right ankle injury, the Pats' interest in finding depth at the position makes more sense.
So it's not completely surprising that the team agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Kellen Winslow, Jr., CBSSports.com's Michael Freeman has confirmed. Nothing is set, however, mostly likely because Winslow reportedly failed a Patriots physical two weeks ago.
ESPN.com first reported the story.