The 26-year-old Winslow is believed to have had five knee surgeries since 2005, when he missed the entire season because of a serious knee injury suffered in a motorcycle accident. Those surgeries include a reconstructive surgery after he tore his ACL in the motorcycle crash and microfracture surgery in 2007.
According to the report, Winslow’s most recent knee surgery was a minor arthroscopic procedure, likely to clean out scar tissue from previous surgeries.
Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris didn’t sound concerned about Winslow’s status.
“Those guys will be here,” Morris said when asked about Winslow and running back Derrick Ward. “Obviously it is voluntary. Ward and Winslow have been around a little bit in the offseason program. We’ve seen them around. They are both working out through injuries – former injuries – getting healthy. I got a feeling you’ll see those guys shortly.”
Winslow led the Bucs in catches (77), yards (884) and touchdowns (five) in 2009.