PFT: Winslow to work out for Patriots


PFT: Winslow to work out for Patriots

The Patriots never met a tight end they didn't like.

OK, that's not completely true. But they sure to love them some tight ends. Kellen Winslow is a tight end, and a fairly accomplished one at that. Recently cut by the Seahawks, he will work out with the Patriots, according to Pro Football Talk.

From PFT:
If signed, Winslow would join a group of tight ends that includes Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, and Visanthe Shiancoe. Then theres Jake Ballard, whom the Pats claimed on waivers and will carry on injured reserve.

Theres no indication Winslow, who was cut Saturday by the Seahawks, will be offered a contract. If he is, its more proof of the extent to which the Pats are transforming NFL offense with big guys who can run and catch.

Bruschi to serve as honorary captain for Patriots before AFC title game


Bruschi to serve as honorary captain for Patriots before AFC title game

FOXBORO -- The Patriots will have a good-luck charm of sorts on their side before they take on the Steelers for the AFC Championship.

Former Patriots linebacker and three-time Super Bowl champ Tedi Bruschi will serve as an honorary captain Sunday, taking the field for the pre-game coin toss with Devin McCourty, Dont'a Hightower and Matthew Slater. Tom Brady is the team's fourth active captain, though, he rarely participates in the coin toss. 

"With an undefeated record in games that we have honored him, I can't think of a more perfect player to serve as honorary captain this Sunday," team chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said in a statement. "He was called the perfect Patriot by head coach Bill Belichick, and he has lived up to that nickname with an 8-0 record in games where he has been a part of the Patriots celebration."

Bruschi is 2-0 as an honorary captain in AFC Championship Games, taking part in the pre-game festivities in the conference title games in both 2012 and 2015. Bruschi was last at Gillette Stadium as an honorary captain back in Week 13, when the Patriots took on the Rams and celebrated the franchise's Super Bowl XXXVI victory back in 2002.