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Bucs tell Winslow not to come to OTAs

Kellen Winslow, Sherrod Martin, Chris Gamble, Dan Connor AP

In a move that could spark a fight under the CBA, a league source tells PFT that the Buccaneers have instructed tight end Kellen Winslow not to show up for Organized Team Activities as the team tries to trade him.

Per the source, however, a Steve McNair-style grievance is unlikely.  Winslow will comply with the directive, and stay away from the offseason practice sessions.

The team’s reasoning for not wanting Winslow at practice is obvious.  If he tears an ACL or pops an Achilles tendon, the Bucs will owe him his full $3.3 million salary for 2012.

Winslow is under contract for three more seasons, at base salaries of $3.3 million, $4.5 million, and $5.5 million, respectively.  He likely would have to restructure the contract in order to get a deal done.

Several years ago, the Titans barred the late Steve McNair from the practice facility as trade efforts continued.  McNair ultimately won a grievance securing his ability to work out with the team.

The Bucs informed Winslow over the weekend that the team will try to trade him.

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61 Responses to “Bucs tell Winslow not to come to OTAs”
  1. johnnyjagfan says: May 21, 2012 10:51 AM

    This guy needs an attitude adjustment.

  2. skoobyfl says: May 21, 2012 10:51 AM

    That’s all she roll there, bye-bye KW.

  3. westampa says: May 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    It’s not like he would actually be practicing if he did decide to show up for OTA’s…

  4. jpiro says: May 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    And if you do come, don’t come on a motorcycle.

  5. jjared1101 says: May 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    Denver

  6. ppc50 says: May 21, 2012 10:57 AM

    Perfect in Dallas to replace Bennett and actually catch the ball and make plays. Romo, Murray, Felix Jones, Austin, Bryant, Witten, Winslow, and, hopefully, a decent #3 WR.

  7. nunpuncher says: May 21, 2012 10:58 AM

    Always remember to look twice for motorcyles.

  8. elmaxoh says: May 21, 2012 11:01 AM

    Welcome to the Bucs Dallas Clark

  9. brownyelf says: May 21, 2012 11:06 AM

    People laughed at Cleveland when we traded him. And cleveland laughed at Tampa when they gave him that dumb contract. He’s been a worthless headcase from the start

  10. ibottpsgoldpants says: May 21, 2012 11:07 AM

    I have heard the President wants to send him to Afghanistan since he’s such a Soldja!

  11. jjared1101 says: May 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    Perfect in Dallas to replace Bennett and actually catch the ball and make plays. Romo, Murray, Felix Jones, Austin, Bryant, Witten, Winslow, and, hopefully, a decent #3 WR.

    ——————–

    Don’t want him in Dallas.

    He’d need to restructure that contract and Dallas is really going more to an I-formation with a full back.

    Would rather let some young guys develope than bring in a guy who might be a distraction.

  12. AlohaMrHand says: May 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    one of the most overhyped overrated players in recent years.Yeah he’s a soldier alright.

  13. ibottpsgoldpants says: May 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    And for the record, Cincinnati laughed when Cleveland drafted him for the same reason Cleveland laughed when they traded him to Tampa.

  14. deathtoromo says: May 21, 2012 11:13 AM

    Perfect Raven.

  15. fwippel says: May 21, 2012 11:13 AM

    This guy’s ego may be worse than that of his father. Still can’t forget his father’s hateful HOF induction speech, turning what was supposed to be a great honor into an incoherent political rant, while fellow inductee (and member of Congress at the time) Steve Largent looked on. Just pitiful. Unfortunately, it looks like his son picked up some of this.

    Junior’s career may turn out well, but he needs to learn that it’s what happens on the field that matters. Hopefully, at some point, he’ll understand that before it’s too late.

  16. flapjackdaddy says: May 21, 2012 11:17 AM

    He fumbled a split second after that picture was taken in a 48-16 loss.

  17. captatl says: May 21, 2012 11:18 AM

    Does he actually show up for OTAs anyway? My guess is that he wouldnt anyway

  18. cali49er707 says: May 21, 2012 11:18 AM

    if i were the giants i would be interested in winslow due to the injuries at TE, i could definitely see him as a good fit to open things up more for cruz & nicks, he would be a solid addition but, being a fan of another team i hope they do not, and with the way he can run his mouth, he would be a perfect fit in that locker room

  19. yahmule says: May 21, 2012 11:18 AM

    jjared1101 says:
    May 21, 2012 10:52 AM
    Denver

    ————-

    Except that the Broncos already signed two better TEs in free agency and John Elway has an aversion to headcases who only play hard when they feel like it.

  20. zidanevalor says: May 21, 2012 11:20 AM

    I read on ESPN that part of the reason he is going to get cut/traded is because he no showed volunatary workouts. Just from a pure legal standpoint, if the Bucs told him that he was going to be cut/traded because he didn’t participate in “voluntary” workouts, doesn’t that give Winslow a good case to file a grievance against the Bucs?

    I know there’s no such thing as “volunatary” workouts, but aren’t players in theory protected from skipping the “voluntary” portion of the offseason?

  21. lolb23 says: May 21, 2012 11:27 AM

    Washington will grab him. Guaranteed. I’m not a Skins fan, it just seems like the kind of thing Snyder would be drooling to get done.

  22. lolb23 says: May 21, 2012 11:31 AM

    Perfect Raven.
    _______________________

    If you mean overrated, never won anything, yet never shuts his mouth, then I agree with you. Perfect Raven.

  23. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: May 21, 2012 11:33 AM

    Bad idea. No depth at the position and Clark is not gonna replace his production.

  24. pacodawg says: May 21, 2012 11:34 AM

    Overrated completely. Terrible pick by the browns back in the day. Maybe he should retire and go work for Harley Davidson.

  25. weekendatberniemadoffs says: May 21, 2012 11:45 AM

    he fumbled the ball right after this picture was taken hah! as a panthers fan, i have an unfortunate inclination we’ll go after him being a former miami tight end.

  26. frankdatank23 says: May 21, 2012 11:46 AM

    “That’s all she roll there, bye-bye KW.”
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    all she roll there ?

  27. schmitty2 says: May 21, 2012 11:47 AM

    He will be fine…just ask him. He’s a F#$%&*G Soldier

  28. upyoursnfu says: May 21, 2012 11:47 AM

    Bucs GM to Winslow: “Take your ball and go home if you are gonna cry”

  29. bgsusteelers says: May 21, 2012 11:47 AM

    And the Steelers laughed when the Browns pinned their hopes on… hold your laughter… Jeff Garcia by passing on Ben Roethlisberger to take Winslow. In fact, they are still laughing.

  30. bucrightoff says: May 21, 2012 11:47 AM

    Can’t believe I haven’t seen this comment yet, but clearly Seargent Winslow has been given a dishonourable discharge from Tampa Bay.

  31. snookau says: May 21, 2012 11:48 AM

    It doesn’t get any more funny than Cleveland fans criticizing other team’s roster moves. Classic.

  32. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 21, 2012 11:49 AM

    Jay Cutler wouldn’t know what to do with himself if the Bears got him. (wishful thinking)

  33. ottomanismydog says: May 21, 2012 11:50 AM

    westampa says:
    May 21, 2012 10:52 AM
    It’s not like he would actually be practicing if he did decide to show up for OTA’s…

    ************

    Exactly – but it’s always the person who is just going through the motions that ends up getting hurt

  34. rajbais says: May 21, 2012 11:51 AM

    Oh jeez!!!

    Greg Schiano trading a player who said that he wanted Rob Chudzinski (if that’s how you spell it) over Schiano even though Winslow will ultimately be right about the mistake that the Bucs have made???

    I’m shocked!!!

    But then again, Winslow has not been productive or healthy enough for a roster spot in Tampa.

    Overall, Schiano will do nothing that spectacular for Tampa because (unlike Jim Harbaugh) he was an average coach at the NCAA level!!!

    Mark Domenik and the Glazers are idiots and stabbed Bruce Allen in the back!!!!

    Allen and Shanahan can at least get good 1st Rounders (Trent Williams, Ryan Kerrigan, Robert Griffin III (TBD))!!! Meanwhile, Gerald McCoy and Josh Freeman sucked in 2011!!!

    Dumb people deserve to fail and that’s what Bucs management is!!!

  35. rajbais says: May 21, 2012 11:52 AM

    Tampa = the most under-criticized team in the NFL!!!!!

    I’ve never seen a team get less frequently berated for acting stupid!!!!

  36. renorocker says: May 21, 2012 11:55 AM

    But I am a soldier man, a soldier!

  37. sudz28 says: May 21, 2012 12:01 PM

    I’m sure they’re just worried he’ll break his nose when one of the passes chucked his way squibs through his outstretched hands and smacks him in the face.

  38. zurnvs says: May 21, 2012 12:06 PM

    All mouth and no game. He had about one more team in him before he gets T.O’ed.

  39. tpa43 says: May 21, 2012 12:09 PM

    Rajbais. We have the worst ownership with Malcolm Glazer’s children.

  40. bradentonbuc says: May 21, 2012 12:27 PM

    The Bucs should have considered this long ago when decent tight ends were available in the draft and FA. He was the top receiver last year in receptions. Better hope Stocker is OK.

  41. snookau says: May 21, 2012 12:40 PM

    Mark Domenik and the Glazers are idiots and stabbed Bruce Allen in the back!!!!

    ————————————-

    Huh?

    Bruce Allen is a joke of a GM. If his name wasn’t Allen, he wouldn’t even be in the NFL.

    How many Pro Bowlers has Bruce Allen drafted since 2003?

    One. And that’s Davin Joseph.

    Great track record.

  42. londonfletcher says: May 21, 2012 12:51 PM

    “Washington will grab him. Guaranteed. I’m not a Skins fan, it just seems like the kind of thing Snyder would be drooling to get done.”

    Lolz at idiots still making Snyder comments. Lemme guess, you think you’re “original” because you have an iPhone too, right?

  43. detroitcityryda says: May 21, 2012 12:51 PM

    you got too many urkles on your team ! Winslow !!!!

  44. chizzle20 says: May 21, 2012 12:58 PM

    brownyelf says:
    May 21, 2012 11:06 AM
    People laughed at Cleveland when we traded him. And cleveland laughed at Tampa when they gave him that dumb contract. He’s been a worthless headcase from the start

    ___________________________________

    No, people laugh at Cleveland just because…

  45. texansdude says: May 21, 2012 1:07 PM

    “zurnvs says:
    May 21, 2012 12:06 PM
    All mouth and no game. He had about one more team in him before he gets T.O’ed.”

    Be fair to T.O.! At least T.O. had game!

  46. chilomane says: May 21, 2012 1:25 PM

    He’s a soldier, coach wants to sign Dennis Byrd.

  47. effjohntaylornorelation says: May 21, 2012 2:05 PM

    Glad to get this overhyped chump off the roster. “I am a soldier!”

  48. nobby821 says: May 21, 2012 2:07 PM

    As a bucs fan: THIS GUY IS HORRIBLE. He only ever caught the ball when it didn’t matter. Name me one play that Winslow made for tampa that was a game changer? crickets** And the reason he doesn’t show up for practice is that he has the past 3 years and he says he’s been successful thus far? Successful at what, taking yourself out of the game? Playing a full season for once? News Flash idiot theres a whole new scheme in town (that wasn’t there the past 3 years) and you’re not there to learn it. YOURE ALSO ONE OF THE HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS ON THE TEAM AS A TIGHT END. YOU SHOULD BE A PRO BOWLER FOR THAT CONTRACT. So very glad this guy is leaving. Welcome Dallas Clark, show Tampa what its like to have a decent TE.

  49. granadafan says: May 21, 2012 2:10 PM

    Can’t decide which is a more loudmouthed and overrated tight end from the U: Winslow or Shockey.

  50. nobby821 says: May 21, 2012 2:11 PM

    Oh jeez!!!

    Greg Schiano trading a player who said that he wanted Rob Chudzinski (if that’s how you spell it) over Schiano even though Winslow will ultimately be right about the mistake that the Bucs have made???

    I’m shocked!!!

    But then again, Winslow has not been productive or healthy enough for a roster spot in Tampa.

    Overall, Schiano will do nothing that spectacular for Tampa because (unlike Jim Harbaugh) he was an average coach at the NCAA level!!!

    Mark Domenik and the Glazers are idiots and stabbed Bruce Allen in the back!!!!

    Allen and Shanahan can at least get good 1st Rounders (Trent Williams, Ryan Kerrigan, Robert Griffin III (TBD))!!! Meanwhile, Gerald McCoy and Josh Freeman sucked in 2011!!!

    Dumb people deserve to fail and that’s what Bucs management is!!!
    ———————————————————-

    Skins fans are hilarious. The reason you got RG3 is cause you sucked enough to get him. But yeah, I guess you can thank Bruce Allen for that.

    Tampa is making smart moves. Wait and see.

  51. thetooloftools says: May 21, 2012 2:12 PM

    He’s a diva and will never be happy no matter where he ends up. He was just a pain here in Cleveland and now he’s showing his true colors once again. The baggage isn’t worth the freight.

  52. paychrisjohnson28 says: May 21, 2012 2:41 PM

    Trade Kellen Winslow Jr to the San Diego Chargers where he will be motivated to live up to his old man’s legacy with that team as a 2nd Tight End option to an aging Antonio Gates. This would be a perfect fit. Someone in the media please ask Kellen Winslow Jr if he would like to play for the San Diego Chargers his father’s team??!! That would make a great story wouldn’t it?! 2nd generation Tight end playing on the same team and same field that his Daddy did!?!?! What do ya think?!?!

  53. mail2bency says: May 21, 2012 3:17 PM

    Does Kellen qualify for Veterans Compensation being an ex-soldier and all?

  54. jwreck says: May 21, 2012 3:30 PM

    @nobby21- you do realize that Washington traded up to get Griffin, right? Washington’s original draft position was #6, while Tampa had #5. And to address the Allen issue, Bruce has always been a management type GM, rather than a personnell/draft specialist type GM.

  55. rajbais says: May 21, 2012 3:57 PM

    @nobby821

    I am no Skins fan!

    Please!

    Shanahan might be on the right track since taking Jay Cutler; plus draft picks have fresher legs and not as crammed of heads with playbooks so the Redskins over the past 2-3 years have done a better job!

    Plus, the Bears picked Rex Grossmann; not Washington! He was never worthy of a first round pick and cheaper than Josh Freeman and the Skins still won as many games as the Bucs!!!

    You went from 10 wins to 6 in one season!!! At least the Skins are better than they were with McNabb!!! It’s called improvement and getting better!!!

    Your defense has been full of crap ever since Monte Kiffin announced his departure for Tennessee!!!

  56. chandler1 says: May 21, 2012 4:03 PM

    Get on your must have motorcycle and limp out of town, loser.

  57. rajbais says: May 21, 2012 4:04 PM

    @snookau

    It’s not about Pro Bowlers!!!

    It’s about good players because the Pro Bowl is done by improperly informed or game film ignoring players; clueless fans, and coaches (not all of them are smart)!!!

    Trent Williams and Ryan Kerrigan can ball!!!

    Josh Freeman had NO excuse to underachieve in 2011!!

    None!!!

    He was the most disappointing player in 2011, has to lose 20 pounds because he’s out of shape, and Mark Sanchez gets treated worse after being more productive and winning more than Freeman!!!! That’s a disgrace no matter what!!!!

  58. lolb23 says: May 21, 2012 5:06 PM

    “Washington will grab him. Guaranteed. I’m not a Skins fan, it just seems like the kind of thing Snyder would be drooling to get done.”

    Lolz at idiots still making Snyder comments. Lemme guess, you think you’re “original” because you have an iPhone too, right?
    __________________________________

    You act like it’s an impossible prediction. Meanwhile Snyder just signed the Colts 3rd best WR to be your no.1, Chris Cooley in always injured and Fred Davis has a drug problem. On top of all that, you have exactly 0 1st round draft picks in the next 2 years because you traded them away for a one year wonder from BAYLOR.

    Kellen Winslow is just ok, but he’d be the best player on the Skins offense the day he walked in the door.

  59. tweeter75 says: May 21, 2012 6:39 PM

    I’m a United States Marine Corps veteran. When he called himself a “soldja” while playing at the U I wanted to jump through the TV and give him an attitude adjustment.

    He’s not a “soldja”, he’s a spoiled rotten punk. Him even referring to himself in the same class as our men and women in uniform is a disgrace.

    I have a new adjective for you “soldja”……BUST!!!

  60. pencilmonkeymagic says: May 21, 2012 11:42 PM

    Oh sweet cheeses. Hawks have traded for him, just as I’d finished reading all these glowing recommendations above…

  61. seahawksbmx says: May 21, 2012 11:59 PM

    Welcome to Seattle, KW!

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