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Jets Unlikely To Re-Sign TE Kellen Winslow, Expected To Look For Upgrades Elsewhere

Rich Cimini of ESPN.com writes that veteran TE Kellen Winslowwon’t be back” with the Jets next season.

Winslow, 30, caught 31 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns over the course of 12 games for the Jets. Winslow has been hampered with knee issues for sometime now, so it’s really not all that surprising to hear that the Jets may look for upgrades at the tight end position either in free agency or the draft.

While there are some decent options in free agency, it’s hard to say if guys like Jimmy Graham or Dennis Pitta will even reach the open market as their respective teams could either apply their franchise tag or work out a long-term agreement.

Cimini mentions that the Jets best option could be to re-sign Jeff Cumberland. Cimini believes Cumberland could be the “best value” and may only require $2 million-to-$3 million a year, which would allow them to target a tight end in the draft.

As for draft targets, Cimini writes that UNC TE Eric Ebron would be “hard to pass up with the 18th pick.” Cimini also mentions that Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro could be another prospect to consider.