FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Tight end Kellen Winslow served the final game of his four-game suspension on Sunday, when the New York Jets beat the New Orleans Saints, 26-20.
The Jets received a roster exemption Monday for Winslow and must decide whether or not to add him to the active roster by 4 p.m. ET on Nov. 11. Winslow was suspended Oct. 11 for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy.
"Our team's going on the bye week. We're not staying here for him," Jets coach Rex Ryan joked Monday. "I'm just kidding (laughing). How cut throat would that be? Sorry, kid, you just go out there and run all the routes you want. Yeah, we'll see. It is good to get him back."
Winslow said Monday he didn't take an illegal drug and that he suspected the positive test was triggered by allergy medication or vitamins. Winslow has 17 catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns in five games and should slide right into a key role for the Jets, whose receiving corps has been decimated by injury this season.