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Bucs ship Winslow to Seattle


The man who once proclaimed that he’s a “f–king soldier” is now a freaking Seahawk.

The Buccaneers have announced that tight end Kellen Winslow has been shipped to the Seahawks for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick.

Winslow, the sixth overall pick in the 2004 draft, becomes the seventh tight end on the team’s roster.  With the departure of John Carlson via free agency, Winslow could end up being the starter.

Per a league source, the Seahawks made the deal without Winslow renegotiating a contract that pays him a base salary of $3.3 million in 2012.  That said, a new contract is possible.

The Bucs advised Winslow over the weekend that he would be traded.  It’s unknown whether any other team was in the running for Winslow, who entered the league as a member of the Browns.

UPDATE 12:41 a.m. ET:  Mike Sando of reports that the Bucs got a seventh-round pick that can upgrade to a sixth-round selection.

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83 Responses to “Bucs ship Winslow to Seattle”
  1. rtl1984 says: May 21, 2012 11:37 PM

    Depending on the draft pick, this is a very solid pickup

  2. willkerns says: May 21, 2012 11:37 PM

    Can he stay healthy?

  3. seattlenative12 says: May 21, 2012 11:39 PM

    I love it.

  4. mwilkins0 says: May 21, 2012 11:39 PM

    Like he said. He is better at 70% then anyone else at 100%


  5. beastmode5150 says: May 21, 2012 11:42 PM

    As a hawk fan, I like the talent upgrade, but I am going with a HUGE “we’ll see” on this. We have Tons of cap space, so that isn’t a concern. I just hope it wasn’t more than a 5th round pick.

  6. pbolyard says: May 21, 2012 11:45 PM

    Hopefully that pick in 2013 isn’t any higher then a 4th rounder. If it is bad trade for Seattle.

  7. jimiinpa says: May 21, 2012 11:45 PM

    wow, cancer sure spreads fast and far

  8. kiaracer says: May 21, 2012 11:48 PM

    why didnt we just resign carlson kellen is a turd you cant polish into a diamond

  9. detroitrollin22 says: May 21, 2012 11:51 PM

    Seattle is an interesting team.

  10. leighmanmarcus says: May 21, 2012 11:51 PM

    Haha, Seattle fans love this trade now; will hate it within a year.


    Browns and Bucs fans

  11. AlohaMrHand says: May 21, 2012 11:52 PM

    What a stupid pickup,they already have Zach Miller a better tight end and then they trade for this bum?Pete Carroll is a genius how?I hope they release him and the Raiders scoop him back up.Enjoy your cancer Seahawk fan.

  12. dawglb says: May 21, 2012 11:52 PM

    What kind of experiment is Pete Carroll trying to run up there? Is he the modern day Statue of Liberty? Give your injured, your mentally unstable, your bad attitudes, and your overrated……

  13. fhuizar says: May 21, 2012 11:54 PM

    Haha Seattle is a mess

    Didnt they sign Zack Miller a yr ago?

  14. gojags says: May 21, 2012 11:54 PM

    Over hyped/under achieved player.

  15. wasting083 says: May 21, 2012 11:54 PM

    I like the move providing that its a 6th or 7th round pick. Now lets hear from the trolls, especially jada in Toronto.
    Go Hawks!!

  16. seahawksbmx says: May 21, 2012 11:56 PM

    Wow. He almost played his college ball in Seattle, but UW was too white for Kellen Sr.’s liking. If Jr. buys what Pete is selling, this could be a great pickup. If he doesn’t, he’ll be outta here quickly. If they can get him & Miller on the field together, could be matchup nightmares for opposing D’s.

  17. periferal26 says: May 21, 2012 11:56 PM

    Kellen Winslow isn’t worth 3+ million/year, but he’s worth that more than John Carlson is worth 5+ million.

  18. rayjayjohnsonjr says: May 21, 2012 11:59 PM

    Way to go Bucs, good riddance of a continual pain in the arse.

  19. wethog66 says: May 22, 2012 12:00 AM

    Ah the son of a great HOF is off to another team. So much hype, so little production.

  20. coltsluckdynasty says: May 22, 2012 12:02 AM

    Aww Seahawks fans are so cute. I didn’t know they actually existed. Seriously though, I like the Seahawks, and I hope this turns out to be a solid pickup. I really think Flynn will be a solid quarterback, and lynch is a beast. They are young, and I think will make some noise this year. Go HAWKS… If they have a receiver show up this year, they will be good. Winslow still has some juice left, and can be a huge difference maker.

  21. seattlerogueburner says: May 22, 2012 12:03 AM

    Winslow/Miller = next Hernandez/Gronk

    The quick pass style of our Hawks will benefit from that two TE setup

  22. fromrwc says: May 22, 2012 12:03 AM

    Really he is better then Vernon Davis at any percent I don’t think so, really? COM’ ON MAN. Why is it Seahawks fan always think they are one guy away from the superbowl. GO NINERS

  23. underrated49ers says: May 22, 2012 12:05 AM

    As a 49er fan I am totally afraid of the 5 catches for 42 yards he is going to put up every week.

  24. bchapman2011 says: May 22, 2012 12:06 AM

    Not a Seahawk fan but it is a decent pickup for Seattle. The only thing I can’t understand is why they didnt force Winslow to renegotiate his deal as part of the trade. They could have easily squeezed a couple of miilion off of his current deal because Winslow was scared that the Bucs were just going to cut him and void the entire deal.

  25. kolbydoerge says: May 22, 2012 12:07 AM

    Tampa has a contract with Dallas Clark and only wanted a 5th rd at best for him. Great pick up. I’ll take this guy anyway. Runs like a wr but plays at TE.
    New coach in tb is cleaning house. Kind of like when Pete let Matt haselback go. Good move all the way!!

  26. seattlenative12 says: May 22, 2012 12:09 AM

    Gave up a 7th rounder that could turn into a 6th. STEAL.

  27. seachkn says: May 22, 2012 12:17 AM

    The pick is a 7th, that can upgrade to a 6th. Solid pick up. Not much risk with huge potential reward.

  28. seahawksbmx says: May 22, 2012 12:18 AM

    Conditional 7th rounder that could be a 6th. Great trade. If he’s a cancer, we chemo his arse outta here.

  29. raiderinva says: May 22, 2012 12:20 AM

    UUUUMMMM…. (cough cough)

    Zach Miller is still the best TE on the roster by far.

    OH how I wish he would come back home to Oakland.

  30. theashleyguy says: May 22, 2012 12:21 AM

    He set records his first year with Tampa Bay, and led the team the next 2 years in receptions. Does really well in Yards After Catch for TE, too. I think we just got a great deal. In this offense, he’s exactly what we need.

  31. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 22, 2012 12:22 AM

    Flynn should have some good targets with Sidney Rice and Kellen Winslow.

  32. justwaittilnextyear says: May 22, 2012 12:22 AM

    We have 2 really good TE’s in Detroit so I knew we wouldn’t go for him…So good for you Seattle he’s really good. BTW I was a volunteer at Super Bowl XL and you Seattle fans were great!

  33. drumnw says: May 22, 2012 12:23 AM

    out with the old, in with the old….

  34. bucsjake says: May 22, 2012 12:30 AM

    Hawks fans. Im sorry. You will not like this pickup. I was excited too when he came to the Bucs. He talks and walks like a really good player, except without the production. He plays really stiff and looks slow. I fully expect Zach Miller to still be the guy, hands down. Sure, he may be better than probably anyone else you had behind him but don’t expect much. He won’t be the “Aaron Hernadez” to your “Gronkowski”.

  35. mullman7675 says: May 22, 2012 12:36 AM

    Zach Miller is the best TE in Seattle.

    He blew it, he should have stayed a RAIDER, but chose to chase the $$$ instead.

    Seattle is going nowhere, the RAIDERS are on the vetge of a breakout season. The Law of Averages says so…

  36. rraider says: May 22, 2012 12:37 AM

    Is zach miller still on the roster? Wow! I thought it was some coup when Seattle signed him but it looks like he isnt in their plans for what they are paying.

  37. johnmaddenslovechild says: May 22, 2012 12:44 AM

    I was hoping for a even trade with Dallas but screw it I’ll take a pick.. I’m just afraid that with the eagles only getting a 7th for Asante from the falcons, there’s no way were getting more than a 6th. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying He is worth it but still would be nice

  38. seahawksteven777 says: May 22, 2012 12:50 AM


    The Raiders are on the verge of a breakout season? Is that why they change head coaches every season?

  39. cliffordc05 says: May 22, 2012 12:52 AM

    My first question is ‘has this guy grown up or is he still a dumb turd’? My second question is ‘if he has grown up is he still a dumb turd’? I see it as a talent upgrade (behind Miller) but I hope Winslow has been somewhat humbled by his past incredibly dumb mistakes and misstatements.

  40. kolbydoerge says: May 22, 2012 1:00 AM

    It has been a quick and not so bad turnaround with this team. You can ask yourself where do we make changes now? Well Hawknation….We don’t have many holes left. O line is young and solid, WR / TE are very fine, QB set, D line top notch, LB’s solid, DB best around, Kickers studs, Coaching staff and Managment relentless! NFC West should be ours this year and you know with the 12th man the rest of the NFC wont want to come here!! 2 years ago we had a nice local guy Jim Mora but Holmgren left the shelves bare. 4000 transactions later we have one of the most exciting teams, a long term contenter and even 1 NFC West Championship with a home victory in the playoffs against the Bounty Saints! All the haters can come up with is Charley Whitehurst. He actually is what we are now….Come in, comPete, win and stay or lose and go away! I’m down with that.

  41. caseyrose23 says: May 22, 2012 1:01 AM

    I think the comments about lack of production and health is funny. He hasn’t missed a game in the last 3 years. He had 75 receptions last year. Good for a TE. Also, whats the problem with having two good TE’s? That doesn’t work ever…Gronk/Hernandez…SMH Idiots

  42. lolb23 says: May 22, 2012 1:04 AM

    He’ll have his biggest games vs. the Rams and Cards and be just average vs. everyone else.

  43. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: May 22, 2012 1:05 AM

    Good for Seattle, bad for Bucs. Unless we got a high pick, which I doubt.

  44. hahapapa says: May 22, 2012 1:07 AM

    Winslow. What a waste of talent. Mouth runs faster than his feet.

  45. nunpuncher says: May 22, 2012 1:13 AM

    Winslow – Nice to see him come in, alot nicer to see him go.

  46. riverhorsey says: May 22, 2012 1:24 AM

    Seattle needs Winslow like they need a hole in the head.

  47. fumblenuts says: May 22, 2012 1:26 AM

    Our two TE sets with Miller and Winslow will be difficult to stop…….mark it!

  48. ezmagic says: May 22, 2012 1:28 AM

    Haha Seahawk fans, there is a reason the bucs traded him for a 6/7th round pick. Watching him over the last few seasons I know most buc fans are happy to see him gone. His ego is not good for young QBs, he drops too many easy passes(you’ll see), not a good locker room presence.

  49. bucsnsincity says: May 22, 2012 1:33 AM

    Anyone who says overhyped is not paying attention, 72rec 790yrds and 4td average on a horrible bucs offense is hardly overhyped, getting this guy for a 7th round pick is a steal and as a bucs fan, i can’t really agree with this trade, but I’m sure schiano did what’s best for the team.

  50. pencilmonkeymagic says: May 22, 2012 1:33 AM

    For all those who can’t see past their own team’s set-up: Seahawks are looking to run lots of 2 TE sets. As such, Winslow fits the bill with Zach Miller. Not so difficult to comprehend.

  51. periferal26 says: May 22, 2012 1:44 AM

    Like them or hate them, you have to respect the way that the Seahawks have been going about their business the past two years. For a city that most fans and players think is virtually Guam, they swing for the fences trying to bring in talent and create competition at each position to bring the best out of each player. It doesn’t always work, but I’d rather have the front office of the Seahawks than many other teams out there who do very little each offseason and hover around mediocrity or worse.

    Also for those of you continue to bash Pete Carroll every time a transaction is made, your credibility would take a boost if you actually took the time to research that the Seahawks GM is John Schneider. While Pete certanly has his input, Achneider is the one actually running the show.

  52. greatminnesotasportsmind says: May 22, 2012 1:50 AM

    The mule can’t ride a bike on flat land, how is he gonna do that in the Cascades?

  53. randallflagg52 says: May 22, 2012 2:04 AM

    I’m sure the buc’s and their ex-rutgers head coach rally know what they’re doing here… End sarcasm.

  54. bigguy54 says: May 22, 2012 2:48 AM

    periferal26 I agree with most of your post. The one thing I disagree with is Seattle is South Alaska, not Guam. Many of the haters have never been here, but know all about it. We all drink coffee, and it always rains. Under estimate the Hawks, and we will punch you in the mouth this year.

    Raider fans laughed last year when we signed Miller, now why do you want him back? Boss was much better, so you wouldn’t miss him. How did that work out for you. This team has been turned over, and improved in 2 years, now we filled in the last glaring holes. We have a few small ones, They will be filled soon.

  55. mrmarcus55 says: May 22, 2012 3:14 AM

    Winslow always on inj report, I think sea hags front office must got in scott mclaughlin special ‘cough syrup cabinet again’

  56. txnative61 says: May 22, 2012 3:22 AM

    Lots of water under the bridge since Jr and Sr together snubbed UDub because they had a white coach. Some attitude notwithstanding, the ethnic diversity of Seattle could give Kellen opportunity to reprioritize, or he may join the Seahawks roster turnover parade. He won’t line up across from Vernon Davis in any case, Nineinstigators, and will have a different set of supporting wides. Looking forward to 2, or maybe 3? well played games against the Niners this year.

  57. joetoronto says: May 22, 2012 5:40 AM

    Wow, great move bringing in a massive turd.

    Ya, nothing to lose, lol.

  58. upyoursnfu says: May 22, 2012 6:27 AM

    2 years he’ll be either out of football or crying to be traded again

  59. jagsfanugh says: May 22, 2012 6:45 AM

    “wethog66 says:
    May 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Ah the son of a great HOF is off to another team. So much hype, so little production.”

    I don’t quite agree as he had over 700 yards last year on a very bad Bucs team.

  60. catman72 says: May 22, 2012 7:04 AM

    LOL, Seattle… will take years to undo the damage Carroll is doing right now.

  61. seahawksbmx says: May 22, 2012 7:34 AM

    On the contrary, Carroll & Schneider are undoing the years of damage that Tim Ruskell did to this team. And undoing it rather quickly.

  62. qdog112 says: May 22, 2012 7:42 AM

    Raise your hand if you think Shiano knows what he’s doing? I get the feeling he does not and that’s good for the Panthers. Trade your best player and bring in the guy who destroyed UNC football. I like it for the Seahawks.

  63. mungman69 says: May 22, 2012 7:53 AM

    Man, Cleveland can draft great. Oh, well, draft em release em.

  64. playin2x says: May 22, 2012 8:06 AM

    @wasting083 — good call that dumbass from Toronto does troll around.. I see him jock jumping on every article…

    joetoronto says:
    May 22, 2012 5:40 AM
    Wow, great move bringing in a massive turd.

    Ya, nothing to lose, lol.

  65. sea3369 says: May 22, 2012 8:16 AM

    So many haters!!!!!! All scared and jealous (and alot of stupid people out here, after reading some of ur posts i don’t even think some of you follow football, just pure BS flowing from ur mouths) Pete and John have done an amazing job in seattle and this will be the year it pays off. Mark it…
    GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!

  66. dirtybird28 says: May 22, 2012 8:32 AM

    Wow, awesome pick up for the seagulls

  67. trollhammer20 says: May 22, 2012 8:33 AM

    I could maybe understand the hate a little more if Seattle had given up too much (they didn’t), they didn’t have a starting TE on the roster already (they do), or if they were low on cap space and had taken on too big a salary (they aren’t).

    If he does turn out to be an attitude case, he can be cut at the loss of a seventh-round pick. That’s about as low-risk as you can get.

    Love the hate from Niner fans. This guy is a lousy pickup as a backup TE, but adding Moss, who blew up the last three locker rooms he’s been in and has been out of football a year, is going to be the savior of your WR corps? Good luck with that.

  68. str8cashomie2 says: May 22, 2012 8:39 AM

    this guy avgs 870 yards a season the 5 hes been healthy. everyone looks too far into the background without thinking about how this guy is going to be an awesome safety valve for a new SEA qb this year. THIS IS FOOTBALL SALLY’S

  69. ottomanismydog says: May 22, 2012 8:54 AM

    This guy is so bad (not talent wise but locker presence) Tampa shipped him to the other side of the country for a 7th round pick

  70. bensstinkyfingers says: May 22, 2012 9:21 AM

    He’ll be a solid pickup for the hawks as long as he doesnt go all “Kellen Knievel” and try to jump over the space needle on his motorcycle, and crash into a Starbucks.

  71. steveintampa says: May 22, 2012 9:24 AM

    this is payback for Jeremy Stevens

  72. rdly49ers says: May 22, 2012 9:26 AM

    lol bring it on ……can’t wait 4 the season to start….ill take V.Davis all day long now that’s a tight end .. Let’s Go Niners

  73. scubasteve4930 says: May 22, 2012 9:33 AM

    Coming from a Tampa Fan, I think this is a solid pickup for Seattle. The dude has tremendous talent and is the go-to guy on 3rd down, but he cant block to save his life. His work ethic is debatable and he was a cancer to Josh Freemans learning curve. I watch every game and I noticed him and Freeman get into it several times last year. All of his whining influenced Freeman to force the ball to him (70% of his interceptions were thrown in Winslow’s direction).

    Whats up with all the bucs fans complaining about our TE needs? We traded up last year to draft Luke Stocker for this exact reason. The kid is a beast!! Now he can actually show it. On top of that, Dallas Clark played with the best QB of all time and can show Freeman a bit of his legendary knowledge. His numbers took a hit because of the boilermaker painter. Freeman can change that. Good move bucs!!!

  74. beastmode5150 says: May 22, 2012 9:34 AM

    Love people that say he is unproductive. You’re dumb.

    @AdamSchefter: RT @SprowESPN: Kellen Winslow gets ripped, but 437 catches since 2004 trail only Gonzalez, Witten and Gates among TEs.

  75. ohrmandf says: May 22, 2012 9:45 AM

    I expect ignorance from fans commenting from Tampa, Detroit, etc who are far away and don’t have a clue about the Hawks roster. What still cracks me up is these Niner fans who are clueless. Let me educate all of you so it’s clear. Zach Miller is the Hawks number 1 Tight End. That is not even in question. The drop off from Zach to our next TE is very signifigant especially after losing Carlson. They’re picking up Winslow to COMPLIMENT Miller as they like to run double tight end sets. If he continues with his averages over the last three seasons, this is going to be a great pick up and make our offense that much more of a threat. If he does not, Pete and JS will show him the door. All Hawks fans should know that PC and JS do not put up with cancers, should he become one, SEE YA

  76. wethog66 says: May 22, 2012 9:45 AM

    jagsfanugh says:May 22, 2012 6:45 AM

    I don’t quite agree as he had over 700 yards last year on a very bad Bucs team.


    A former 6th overall pick had over 700 yards on a bad Bucs team? Is that good? Fred Davis had over 700 receiving yards last year for the sorry Skins in 12 games because he got pinched for Pot, and Davis was a 2nd round pick.

    Like I said before, so much hype, so little production.

  77. wethog66 says: May 22, 2012 9:55 AM

    ohrmandf says:May 22, 2012 9:45 AM

    I expect ignorance from fans commenting from Tampa, Detroit, etc who are far away and don’t have a clue about the Hawks roster. What still cracks me up is these Niner fans who are clueless. Let me educate all of you so it’s clear. Zach Miller is the Hawks number 1 Tight End. That is not even in question. The drop off from Zach to our next TE is very signifigant especially after losing Carlson. They’re picking up Winslow to COMPLIMENT Miller as they like to run double tight end sets. If he continues with his averages over the last three seasons, this is going to be a great pick up and make our offense that much more of a threat. If he does not, Pete and JS will show him the door. All Hawks fans should know that PC and JS do not put up with cancers, should he become one, SEE YA


    I would think Reggie Bush’s dealings and actions when at USC is a form of football cancer considering it had a negative impact on the USC football program, and forced Pete to bail out for Seattle.

    So I think you meant to say Pete doesn’t put up with football cancers that don’t produce.

  78. nobby821 says: May 22, 2012 10:02 AM

    Kellen Winslow Jr. Sucks.

  79. beastmode5150 says: May 22, 2012 11:24 AM

    The Seahawks traded a practice squad player for a guy that had 75 catches. Good trade.

  80. tpa43 says: May 22, 2012 11:28 AM

    Who is Shiano? The Big East almost folded and I almost forgot Rutgers was even in it.

  81. Richard Dickson says: May 22, 2012 11:53 AM

    Just you Seahawks fans wait until he’s in the QB’s face all day reminding him that he’s open on every single play. And when he takes himself out of the game every time he’s tackled.

  82. dstep24 says: May 22, 2012 12:25 PM

    The only real risk here would be Winslow’s me-first, team-second attitude. But Seattle has proven (LenDale White) that Pete Carroll is no “respecter of persons”, and they have no trouble cutting a guy who doesn’t get it together and play for the team, regardless of whether or not they gave up a pick to get him (a 6th/7th rounder is nothing). This team is stocked with so many team-first guys, that Winslow will either get with the program, or hit the road. A can’t-lose deal for Seattle. There won’t be poison. It would never get to that point because they aren’t taking the approach that they have to keep this guy for the next three years.

  83. kevinb73 says: May 22, 2012 12:49 PM

    Winslow is great……if you like a guy who falls down after every catch so he doesn’t take a hit.

    Go Bucs!!

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