Ready to become a distraction, the New York Jets may benefit from Kellen Winslow’s ban

Kellen Winslow should feel fortunate to be a Jet.

New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow was suspended today four games for abusing performance-enhancing drugs.

Employed by five organizations since being selected sixth overall in 2004, the 30-year-old Winslow agreed to a one-year contract with New York in June.

Expected to be a gimpy bastard unable to spread the field, the 6-foot-4, 240 pound Winslow played decently well as a Jet and caught 17 balls for 169 yards and two scores in five contests.

Unfortunately, the former Hurricane also acted cunty following New York’s 30-28 triumph over the Falcons on Monday night in Atlanta.

Despite snagging a touchdown and helping the Jets advance to 3-2, Winslow was livid that Jeff Cumberland took the majority of snaps.

Considering Geno Smith’s inexperience, Winslow served as an ideal insurance policy for New York’s young signal-caller and perhaps he should have been more frequently targeted on intermediate routes.

Regardless, a hobbled and dimmed star, the 2007 Pro Bowler is now an afterthought who won’t compete again until the Jets travel to Orchard Park on November 17.

Although a reliable possession receiver on a squad with a dearth of playmakers, Winslow’s ban will prove to be addition by subtraction.

Lucky to have work off Exit 16W, Kellen Winslow was ready to become an ugly presence in the swamps of Jersey.

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