As it stands, David Ausberry tops the Raiders’ depth chart at tight end. Yeah, that’s not gonna fly.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports on a potential solution to the Raiders’ tight end woes:
#Raiders fans will be interested to know they’ve expressed interest in TE Kellen Winslow, who is finally healthy. He wants to keep going.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2013
Winslow, 29, had one catch with the Patriots in 2012 before he asked for and was granted his release in September. Even if Winslow isn’t the answer, the Raiders need to eventually address tight end after losing former starter Brandon Myers to the Jets over the weekend.
Winslow’s next team would be his fourth in the last year. In 2011 with the Bucs, Winslow had 75 catches for 763 yards and two TD’s. If Winslow can remain healthy and somehow play near that level, his signing could be a steal for Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders. But I’m likely not alone in feeling that type of production from Winslow won’t happen again in his career. But, hey, at least the Raiders would be getting a soldier: