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Kellen Winslow took a low hit in the first Jets game Dan Leberfeld

After the news broke that Miami Dolphins TE Dustin Keller suffered a season-ending knee injury yesterday, Jets TE Kellen Winslow chimed in on the topic of low hits.

“The NFL needs to protect defenseless receivers from low hits,” Winslow said on Twitter. “To me that is way more important than helmet to helmet.”

In the Jets preseason opener in Detroit, Winslow had a 24-yard catch-and-run down the left sideline.

The play ended when Lions CB Don Carey tackled Winslow at the knees, and the tight end went flying, landing hard on the ground.

Winslow and the Jets are really lucky the tight end, who has had some knee issues in the past, didn’t get hurt.

The tackle was made right on Winslow’s knees.