Winslow a possibility? Walker signed


The Raiders are investigating the possibility of signing tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. as a replacement for Brandon Myers, the NFL Network reported Monday.

Winslow was released by the New England Patriots last September and did not play in 2012 after knee surgery.

In other news, the Raiders signed defensive tackle Vance Walker.

Walker, 6-foot-2, 305 pounds, is the sixth defensive player the Raiders have signed since the beginning of free agency, joining linebackers Kaluka Maiava, Nick Roach and Kevin Burnett, defensive tackle Pat Sims and defensive end Jason Hunter.

In four seasons with the Falcons, Walker has played in 58 games with 11 starts.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • I am the Salamander

    Loved Al – the Al I grew up with, who saw the game differently than anyone else. The Al that ran this team into the ground? Nah. And Knapp… how quickly we forget the way things really went down – and hesitant the haters are who refuse to acknowledge RM’s quick action… I can’t believe we hired Knapp either… except I don’t remember anyone lining up to take this career killing gig.
    Don’t think it’s a career killer? DA was highly regarded throughout the league, many many names went down saying as such. How highly regarded is he now? Yes – he’s probably in over his head, but the old way: the Al way won’t work this time. You know why? Because there’s a GM in the house willing to take one on the chin to get this team back to a functioning business again. One that respects the math of it all.
    And for the record: I assume nothing. I don’t know that RM is going to be great. I think his moves this offseason have been nothing short of remarkable, but if he fails I have no loyalty to him – just think he’s doing the best job a person could do. So… yeah, I blame this on Al. Al at the End. You people that want to keep remembering Al the way he was while ignoring the way he became do a disservice to his legacy. Doesn’t matter though: the record shows the truth.

    Now sit down. SHUT UP. Watch and wait. See how football teams are run in the second decade of the new millennium. Or… bang away at your keys, like the tree falling in a forest with no one to hear it that you actually are.