June 15, 2013

NFL Notebook: Winslow impresses, then signs with Jets

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - Kellen Winslow Jr. turned a three-day tryout into another chance at reviving his NFL career.

The former Pro Bowl tight end was signed to a one-year deal Friday by the New York Jets after a solid performance during the team's minicamp this week.

Winslow was brought in on a tryout basis and impressed Coach Rex Ryan, who wouldn't comment Thursday as to whether a signing was imminent but seemed to indicate he was pleased with what he saw.

"That athleticism and his ability to catch the football," Ryan said, "it certainly jumps out."

Winslow received a call from the Jets last Saturday, flew to the New York area Monday and was practicing the next day. He was active during the minicamp practices, making several catches on throws from both Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith. He was also used red-zone drills, in particular, with a few of his receptions coming in those situations.

FALCONS: Atlanta signed cornerback Robert Alford, a second-round pick from Southeastern Louisiana.

Alford was the second of two cornerbacks selected by the Falcons in the draft. The first-round pick, Desmond Trufant, remains unsigned.

Alford had 10 interceptions and started 31 games at Southeastern Louisiana.

GIANTS: Receiver Victor Cruz signed his $2.879 million tender with the New York Giants.

Two people familiar with the contract said the restricted free agent with three years in the NFL signed the tender while he works on a long-term deal with the Giants.

BILLS: Buffalo signed rookie quarterback EJ Manuel to a four-year contract worth $8.9 million.

The contract includes a $4.84 million signing bonus.

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