ESPN's Adam Schefter cites two league sources as saying Winslow never failed a physical with the Patriots.
What to make of the situation? As noted Wednesday, Winslow's release from the Seahawks did not carry a "failed physical" designation. He was healthy enough to play.
Winslow has shown an ability to stay on the field during regular-season games. He has shown he can be productive as a receiver. Still, Winslow's chronic knee problems are a leading factor in setting his value, failed physical or not. As discussed Wednesday, it's an upset if another team pays him the more than $3 million that Seattle would have owed Winslow had he remained on the roster for Week 1.
Also, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll left open the door for re-signing Winslow at some point during the season. Winslow would have to be open to that as well. The sides would have to settle on fair value. The market will tell Winslow what he's worth at this point. In the meantime, Seattle will find out whether Zach Miller, Evan Moore and Anthony McCoy can provide what the team wants from the position.