Winslow has his hands full with Patriots playbook

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Winslow has his hands full with Patriots playbook

FOXBORO -- Kellen Winslow has his hands full. The Patriots brought the veteran tight end aboard yesterday, and he's been engrossed in his new playbook ever since.

"Work to be done," Winslow said. "Just a lot of work. Trying to get the offense down and trying to find my way in the offense."

Asked if he'd be ready to play Sunday night in Baltimore, he wasn't certain.

"We'll see," he said. "It's just my job to make plays when it comes to me, and I just gotta get the offense down so I've got a lot of work to do."

Since tight end Aaron Hernandez is out with an ankle injury, Winslow could be counted on to try to fill a similar role. He admitted, though, he has a long way to go before he gets to the level where he's as comfortable in the offense as Hernandez was.

"A situation arose where Aaron got hurt," Winslow said. "And we're kind of similar so I thought I'd come in here and help out."

Bennett to critics: ‘You take a paycut’

Bennett to critics: ‘You take a paycut’

Martellus Bennett is as good at Twitter as he is at football. Add to that the fact that all eyes are on whether the free agent will stay in New England and the @MartysaurusRex account becomes a must-follow. 

On Wednesday, Bennett put his powers to good use and shared a glimpse into his line of thinking regarding free agency.

Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings. 

Report: Belichick may be called to testify in Hernandez trial

Report: Belichick may be called to testify in Hernandez trial

Bill Belichick, identified as "William Belichick," has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Boston Herald.

Per the Herald, the new list of potential witnesses for the defense also includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was Hernandez's teammate at the University of Florida. 

Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey aren't guaranteed to testify, but their presence on the civilian witness list makes their presence in court a possibility. 

Hernandez's trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday. He's accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado back in July of 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder Odin Lloyd in 2013.