Winslow shouldn’t face drug policy suspension November arrest

This week in New York, head of the NFLPA De Smith was asked about Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr.’s arrest last November and any NFL fallout from the event that might result in a suspension in 2014.

“Our drug policy is one that has strict and well-defined drugs that are banned,” Smith told the Newark Star-Ledger. “If they are not on the list, they can’t serve as the basis for discipline.”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

While the arrest itself might raise eyebrows when it comes to the conduct policy, it’s good news for teams that might be interested in adding the tight end to their roster for the 2014 season.

As for the Jets?  Considering the suspension, the arrest and the productivity on the field we don’t expect that Winslow will be returning to the Jets for 2014. Winslow was a one-year solution and the team will look to get better at the position through free agency or the NFL Draft in May.

7 comments
marcus81
marcus81

he is gone, he's always getting in trouble, at least we got to see what a talented TE can do for the offense

jdb4
jdb4

Two words, Jace Amaro

kevmvp
kevmvp

Productivity on the field? He produced the same amount as Cumberland and did it with half the playing time. Unless the Jets have a clear upgrade in mind he should be brought back. He might be on the downside of his career and coming off some legal issues but he gets open. Last I checked the Jets need guys who can get open.

Eric Dixon
Eric Dixon

cut him he's a weirdo; bad for morale.

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

Let him go. The Jets have too many guys who can;t practice and can't play due to permanent injury, drug suspensions, DUI and / or any combination of problems. That's no way to build a team unless you like key positions filled with guys you can;t count on to be on the field. This is a practical problem for anyone trying to field a team.

Time to move on from bandaids and duct tape.

JETS_
JETS_

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They said he was always slippery when trying to be tackled