Kellen Winslow

Kellen Winslow Update

The way we hear it, Browns TE Kellen Winslow isn't limping after undergoing offseason microfracture knee surgery. Winslow and RB Jamal Lewis have been the team's best offensive players in camp by a long shot, we're told.


Edwards, Winslow leaving the past behind

BEREA, Ohio -- To this point in the brief but brittle professional tenures of Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow and wide receiver Braylon Edwards, their résumés have been defined as much by broken bones as game-breaking plays.

Chosen among the top six players in consecutive NFL drafts, the tandem has registered more letdowns than touchdowns. Expected to emerge as the twin playmakers for the young Cleveland offense, Edwards and Winslow instead have become conjoined by misfortune and disappointment and the dreaded stigma of potential unfulfilled.

And now, at a seeming crossroads for them and for this franchise, they are drawn together by a shared determination to relegate whatever transpired in the past to the dustbin of history.

Kellen Winslow Update

Best Player: There are people in camp that are just going out there and playing tremendous, and one of those men is Kellen Winslow. Amidst all of the drops in camp, Winslow is catching every single ball that is thrown to him, including some of the ones that originally appear out of his each. On Tuesday, he was able to haul on a pass from Frye down the sideline, catching over defensive back Jereme Perry.


Cleveland Browns offense to see healthy dose of Winslow

Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. played through pain in his right knee last season because he felt he owed the Browns after his season-ending motorcycle accident in 2005.

But he underwent microfracture surgery on the knee Jan. 30 to alleviate that pain and participated in contract drills Saturday just six months after the controversial procedure.

"It's a lot stronger than it was last year," said Winslow in his first interview since the surgery. "It's the first day back, my legs are underneath me and I'm just getting healthy."

Winslow cheered for being on field - Browns tight end talks of '06, surgery recovery

BEREA: With a 4-12 season winding down in 2006, Kellen Winslow could have decided to stop playing in pain.

But that thought never crossed his mind, even though the Cleveland Browns' tight end was still feeling the effects of reconstruction of his right knee, which he injured in a May 2005 motorcycle accident.

He practiced sparingly during the season but never missed a game, finishing with 89 catches. That not only ranked ninth in the NFL, and first at his position, but also tied hall of fame tight end Ozzie Newsome's team record for most receptions in a season.

‘‘From the start of the season, it wasn't where I wanted it to be,‘‘ Winslow said of his knee. ‘‘I felt I owed the Cleveland Browns last season. It was very difficult what I went through coming off my injury, but I think I did pretty well.

‘‘This is the game I love to play. This is all I want to do. I love being out there with my team. It's the greatest place to be.‘‘

Winslow feeling good, thinking big

It doesn't take a genius to identify Kellen Winslow as a dynamic, game-changing type of player.

But when new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski was told Winslow called him "a genius" after Saturday's practice, Chudzinski graciously accepted such kudos.

"I haven't been called that too much in my life," Chudzinski said. "I'll take it."

Browns fans are hoping the mutual admiration society Winslow and Chudzinski have formed -- both are former University of Miami tight ends now enjoying their third different player-coach relationship -- is just beginning to grow.

Genius calls the plays, star tight end makes them happen. Seems simple enough, doesn't it?

"I think (Chudzinski) is the best coach in the NFL," Winslow said. "He's awesome. He's great to have around."

Browns Alter Winslow's Roster Status

League sources have informed The Orange and Brown Report that the team has officially changed Kellen Winslow's roster status to "Active/Physically Unable to Perform". 

According to's Adam Caplan, Winslow can be removed from this status at any time up until the point that final rosters are set. At that point, the team would have to remove him from PUP status, or he would not be able to play for the first six weeks of the season.

At present, though, the designation opens up an additional roster spot on the team.  

Speculating, the roster status change likely means that Winslow won't be used in the opening days of training camp, and the Browns wish to use another roster spot either to evaluate a player or bring in another tight end to run plays starting on Friday.

The OBR's Lane Adkins comments that the status change "comes as no surprise, as Winslow was to be limited at best in the beginning stages of training camp".


Bad News, Browns: Kellen Winslow Hires Drew Rosenhaus as His New Agent

In news that can't possibly be good for the Cleveland Browns, tight end Kellen Winslow has hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new agent, Pro Football Talk is reporting.
Rosenhaus is the best-known player agent in the NFL, and he's well known in large part because his clients so often demand more money. Several players who have fired their previous agents and hired Rosenhaus have then had disruptive contract disputes, most famously Terrell Owens with the Philadelphia Eagles.

That doesn't mean Winslow will have a disruptive contract dispute, but Rosenhaus won't get a percentage of Winslow's paycheck unless he gets Winslow a new contract, so it stands to reason that Rosenhaus wants to get Winslow a new contract.

Would the Browns consider it? It's tough to say. Winslow has been a good tight end when he's gotten on the field, but the knee he injured in a motorcycle crash after his rookie year will never be 100 percent. The team will most likely tell Winslow he needs to wait a while before they'd consider a new deal. And Rosenhaus clients aren't known for their patience.


Kellen Winslow Update

K2 Watch: Minicamp ended without tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. participating. He appears to be in great shape, but he has not fully recovered from microfracture surgery on his right knee Jan. 30. Winslow is declining interview requests until he can practice.


Winslow to Take It Easy When Training Camp Begins

He may be a M-Fing soldier, but Kellen Winslow will still be laid up in a M*A*S*H unit when training camp begins.

It's possible to view this as good news or bad news, but when training camp begins Kellen Winslow won't be at full speed. But considering that microfracture surgery is still a somewhat risky surgery, the fact that the Browns expect him to be ready to practice at all when training camp begins seems like a pretty good sign.

WInslow apparently will practice once a day to give his knee some rest and if it acts up, he'll take days off. It may mean that he'll take a little longer to absorb the new offense, but if he can be ready by Game 1, the Browns should be thrilled.


Kellen Winslow Update

Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. picked up his activity. He didn't wear shorts and helmet like his teammates, but Winslow jumped in on a few drills involving multiple tight end formations.


Kellen Winslow's Knee Won't Be Ready at Start of Training Camp

Browns tight end Kellen Winslow had a good season in 2006, and he may have a long and successful NFL career. But one thing is clear: He'll never be 100 percent recovered from the serious knee injury he suffered when he crashed his motorcycle two years ago.

Winslow had microfracture surgery on the knee in January, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports today that he'll be limited at the start of training camp. While the rest of his teammates are going through two-a-days, Winslow will most likely just practice once a day, and he'll be given extra days off to rest the knee.

That means he'll have fewer repetitions in the Browns' new offense, and fewer opportunities to develop a rapport with rookie quarterback Brady Quinn. Then again, Winslow already knows new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski's style from their time together at the University of Miami, and Quinn might not be in training camp anyway.

Winslow should be ready to play by September, and he should have another productive season. But it's hard not to get the sense that all he'll ever be is a good football player -- and if he had never gotten on a motorcycle he would have been great.


Winslow looking good, QBs Quinn, Frye not so much

This and that from a Browns offseason practice... with the proviso that only so much can be gleaned from a workout that was voluntary and included no contact...

Tight end Kellen Winslow did not participate in the practice and probably won't take part until training camp. But if looks mean anything, he's doing fine in his comeback. Winslow walked out to the practice about midway through -- he was inside doing rehab -- and looked as fit as ever. He barely had a limp, wore no brace or sleeve on his knee, and when he jogged about 10 yards, he did so with no limitation. He still has to prove he can come back from microfracture surgery, but if looks mean anything, he's on track.


Winslow still making progress with knee

BEREA — Questions remain about two of the Browns’ offseason injury issues.

Coach Romeo Crennel said Saturday that tight end Kellen Winslow will likely miss the June minicamp as he recovers from microfracture knee surgery that was performed in late January. Center LeCharles Bentley, who missed the entire 2006 season with a torn patella tendon, has to decide if he wants to have another surgery or continue with rehabilitation.

The chances Bentley will return next season appear remote. He suffered a setback when developing a staph infection in the surgically-repaired knee last September.

“He has to make that decision,” Crennel said of Bentley. “No one else can make it for him. He’ll make the decision that’s best for him.”

Savage says no talk of no Winslow

BEREA Kellen Winslow should be ready for training camp, Gary Baxter’s rehab is going “extremely well” and LeCharles Bentley remains on course for season-ending surgery.

So said Browns General Manager Phil Savage, who updated the surgically repaired players’ progress Thursday on the Browns’ AM radio flagship, WTAM.

An Internet report as to Winslow possibly sitting out the 2007 season — he had recent knee surgery — got Browns fans buzzing last week.

“The procedure was done to help him be better this year than he was last year,” Savage said. “Toward the end of the year, he did struggle some from that knee. We feel like he’ll be back. He’s been around the building. He should be good to go in June or July.

Winslow: ''I'm good, very good''

Kellen Winslow got at least a little bit of his much needed, much desired time away.

But being back on the rehab trail hasn't drained Winslow's energy or enthusiasm. And not only is Winslow still focused on returning to health, he thinks new Browns' offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski can help him top his record-setting 2006 season when he does.

"I'm good, very good," Winslow said Monday evening, speaking from his Cleveland-area home. "I got some real good news when Coach Chud came back here, and he's going to be real good for the offense. He's going to get everybody on the same page.

"That is a blessing. And I'm excited to get healthy and get to work."

Browns staying quiet on Winslow

BEREA – The Browns assumed an attitude of “don’t dignify it with a response” to a report Kellen Winslow Jr. might not play in 2007.

General Manager Phil Savage did not respond to the report. The team’s media relations department referred reporters to Savage’s Feb. 20 statement about Winslow’s offseason knee surgery: “If you see him around, he will be on crutches for a few more weeks. We expect him to be back and ready to go sometime in June or July. I don’t know if that will include (organized team activities).”

The report had some Browns’ fans in a lather, and the effect multiplied when WKNR-AM 850 made it the theme of its talk shows.

Winslow 'making good progress' after latest surgery

CLEVELAND -- Kellen Winslow has to make another comeback. The Browns' talented tight end underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee last month, a more extensive procedure than was initially revealed and one that will require a longer recovery. Winslow, who tied a team record for receptions last season despite missing nearly two seasons with injuries and being slowed by a bad knee, remains on crutches following the Jan. 30 operation to remove scar tissue and repair cartilage. Microfracture surgery involves drilling holes into bone in the knee to promote blood flow and form scar tissue, which replaces any damaged cartilage.

Winslow's surgery was more extensive

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kellen Winslow underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee last month, a more extensive procedure than was initially revealed and one that will require a longer recovery.

The Browns' tight end, who tied a team record for receptions last season despite being slowed by a bad knee, remains on crutches following the Jan. 30 operation to remove scar tissue and repair cartilage .

The microfracture surgery involves holes being drilled into bone in the knee to promote blood flow and form scar tissue, which replaces any damaged cartilage. Typically, patients need four months of rehab following the procedure.

In a statement following Winslow's most recent surgery, the Browns didn't mention the microfracture procedure, indicating only that the 23-year-old had surgery to "remove scar tissue and repair some cartilage damage."

Winslow recovery will take months - Type of knee surgery isn't always successful

INDIANAPOLIS - Kellen Winslow's comeback from offseason knee surgery will be quite a bit more involved than first impressions indicated.

Winslow, a Browns tight end, had microfracture surgery on his right knee Jan. 30, a process that takes four months to rehab.

The surgery is delicate, and although results have improved, it has not always been successful.

Microfracture surgery replaces damaged or lost cartilage. Small holes are drilled in the knee bone to promote blood flow. Scar tissue forms, replacing the damaged cartilage.

Kellen Winslow Update

Tight end Kellen Winslow is still on crutches after surgery to repair cartilage damage in his knee. "We're expecting him to be back and ready to go sometime in June or July," Savage said.


Winslow's knee surgery deemed a success

No one will ever know how much pain Kellen Winslow Jr. endured as he played through the 2006 season, but in the end his sore knee definitely affected the way he played and his ability to jump.

"I was playing on one leg," he said in late December.

Next season should be better. On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Miniaci performed arthroscopic surgery on Winslow's right knee to clean out scar tissue from previous surgeries and repair cartilage. The operation was performed at the Cleveland Clinic.

The operation was a success, the Browns reported, adding Winslow has been discharged from the hospital and is expected to make a complete recovery. While discussing the pending surgery, Winslow in December said he would do his rehab in Miami.

Winslow undergoes knee surgery

CLEVELAND Browns tight end Kellen Winslow underwent arthroscopic surgery today to remove scar tissue and repair cartilage damage in his right knee.

Winslow was released from the Cleveland Clinic and is expected to make a full recovery. Team physician Anthony Miniaci performed the surgery.

Winslow injured the knee in motorcycle accident in May 2005.

He started all 16 games for Browns last season, often playing in pain and limited in his blocking ability because of the knee.

Winslow tied the team's single-season receptions record with 89.


Kellen Winslow Update

NOT SO FAST: Tight end Kellen Winslow, who played with persistent pain in his right knee, indicated during the season that he might have a minor surgical procedure performed to clean out scar tissue. Savage said that Winslow’s knee is responding well to the rest he’s had since the end of the season and might decide against surgery.


Hobbling Winslow ties team mark

Houston- Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. tied Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome's team record of 89 catches in a season - and did it on a gimpy knee that will require more surgery in the off-season.

"[Newsome] was a great player, so it's a great honor for me to be compared to him," Winslow said. "But I'm just happy to get through a season as healthy as possible and I'm looking forward to next year."

Winslow tied Newsome's record by catching 11 passes for 93 yards against the Texans, including a long of 22. He finished the season with 875 yards and three touchdowns.