The Patriots lost star tight end Aaron Hernandez to an ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Hernandez may be out for a month, and New England was looking to fill a hole in their tight-end heavy scheme.
Winslow began training camp with the Seattle Seahawks, after the club brought him over from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason. Winslow was released by Seattle in favor of former Cleveland Browns tight end, Evan Moore, the day after final roster cuts were made.
The ninth-year veteran out of Miami, Winslow, has been productive as a pass-catcher throughout his career. He made 75 receptions for 763 yards and two touchdowns in 2011 with Tampa Bay.