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 ESPN.com reports that the Bucs got a seventh-round pick that can upgrade to a sixth-round selection.