New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow wants 100 receptions this autumn

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Kellen Winslow expects to see a lot of green this autumn with the Jets.

Hoping to amass 100 receptions this season, New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow is certainly a dreamer.

Catching 438 balls for 4,848 yards and 23 touchdowns since debuting in the NFL in 2004, the 30-year-old Winslow signed a one-year contract with the offensively challenged Jets last month.

Now a gimpy bastard lacking the ability to spread the field, Gang Green is expected to rest the 6-foot-4, 240 pound Winslow one day per week.

Regardless, in comparison to Jeff Cumberland and Hayden Smith, the 2007 Pro Bowl selection is akin to Rob Gronkowski.

With a dearth of playmakers, the Jets can rely on Winslow to produce as a possession receiver.

Considering Mark Sanchez’s accuracy issues and Geno Smith’s inexperience, Winslow should serve as an ideal insurance policy for New York’s passers.

Rather than focusing on unexceptional receivers Jeremy Kerley, Stephen Hill and Santonio Holmes, head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg should frequently target Winslow on intermediate routes.

Employed with a beleaguered franchise off Exit 16W, Winslow has a chance to perform handsomely this autumn in the ugly swamps of Jersey.

Nevertheless, Aaron Hernandez will succeed Michael Bloomberg as Gotham’s mayor before Kellen Winslow snags 100 pigskins in 2013.

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