Kellen Winslow says he’s done in Tampa, Bucs trying to trade him

Reuters

Kellen Winslow is on the way out in Tampa Bay.

Winslow, who has played tight end for the Buccaneers for the last three seasons, said today on Sirius XM NFL Radio that the Bucs have told him they don’t want him and will help him find the right team to trade him to.

If the Bucs can’t find a trading partner, they’ll likely release him.

Winslow has been a solid player for his three seasons in Tampa Bay, never missing a game and having more than 700 receiving yards all three years. But it wouldn’t be surprising if new coach Greg Schiano didn’t see eye to eye with Winslow on a number of things, including the fact that Winslow prefers to sit out practices to rest his bad knee.

Although Winslow said the Bears were engaged in trade talks about him before the draft, nothing materialized there. Despite Winslow’s enormous athletic talent, those knee issues may make it tough for any team to justify giving up anything of value for him in a trade. At age 28, Winslow doesn’t have a lot left.

34 responses to “Kellen Winslow says he’s done in Tampa, Bucs trying to trade him

  1. Maybe he could join the military. He did claim to be a “motherf@$#in’ soldier” didn’t he? Time to prove it slappy.

  2. Cleveland: We will give you this old damaged motorcycle for him.

    *Thanks Butch Davis, you piece of garbage.

  3. He is one reason why I honestly think the Browns are cursed. If he doesn’t get into that accident, he could be one helluva TE right now. I mean, he still puts up pretty good numbers with a bum leg! A team that employs multiple TE’s and is willing to work with him on his injury issues are the most likely choices. I’d like to see him come to Buffalo to be honest, Chandler and Winslow would be a pretty good pair. If not, I could see teams like the Raiders, Cowboys, or Dolphins to take a look. I’m sure he could still be productive to age 30, just maybe not starting TE productive.

  4. “Although Winslow said the Bears were engaged in trade talks about him before the draft…”

    A soldier, playing at Soldier?

    /head explodes

  5. Trade him to Dallas for Mike Jenkins.

    Dallas needs another TE after Bennett went to NYG and I’m sure Jenkins would love to play his last contract year in his home state.

    Win/win for both teams.

  6. He has a high opinion of himself . as a lifelong die hard Browns fan since 68 i didnt want him coming out of college sooo what does Butch Davis do ? trades up with Matt Millen to draft him . Davis is the only guy Millen got one over on .

    i agree that my beloved Browns are cursed . our future looks brighter than it ever has since we came back in 99 . still a couple years away IMHO .

  7. @indyseriesnick, that would be a good spot for him in san deities that way gates wont have to do it all at his age. Two TEs are becoming more popular in this league and you can’t go wrong

  8. Miami.

    Upgrade over Fasano in terms of a downfield/more athletic threat and it takes the pressure off their young tight ends.

    Tight end has proven to be vitally important in Philbin’s offense.

    And fIreland seems to have gotten over the Dolphins U. of Miami phobia…..

  9. “Although Winslow said the Bears were engaged in trade talks about him before the draft…”

    A soldier, playing at Soldier?

    /head explodes

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    That’s right, he would be a good fit in Chicago! We could run that same sweep play to Hester like when they were at the U and let Kellen mow everyone down with his AK47 military style.

  10. rabidbillsfan says: May 21, 2012 10:19 AM

    He is one reason why I honestly think the Browns are cursed. If he doesn’t get into that accident, he could be one helluva TE right now.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    That might be so (I think his attitude is more of the problem than his accident), but he still wouldn’t have remained in Cle.

    LOL at Winslow destroying his trade value with his comments though. Pretty smart of him. If he gets cut instead he might make more money (not sure what he’s still owed)and he definitely has more freedom of choice.

  11. Sadly Dolphins would be a home coming for him, but we can do without him. Although it’d be tempting to bring on such a dedicated soldier to our squad.

  12. Schiano continuing the upgrade of character in Tampa.
    We’ll see how these nice guys finish, but they are much more likely to play as a team under him.
    On a side note, you would think Winslow is worth a late round flyer to the ‘right’ destination.

  13. Trade him to Dallas for Mike Jenkins.

    Dallas needs another TE after Bennett went to NYG and I’m sure Jenkins would love to play his last contract year in his home state.

    Win/win for both teams.

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    Ummmm…no.

    6 mil a year for a second string TE? Unless he wants to restructure that contract, that would be a stupid move for Dallas.

    Plus, Jenkins is cheap (1mil base), provides quality depth, and if he leaves for FA after this year, Dallas’ compensatory pick they would recieve is probably of greater value than whatever Winslow’s is.

    Doesn’t make sense for Dallas.

  14. 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.

    A TE that can’t block his grandmother is not worth that kind of money.

  15. fxws says:
    May 21, 2012 10:43 AM

    Trade him to NE, they could play 3 TE all game long.

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    This was my thought as well. Last week, New England kicked the tires on Dallas Clark so maybe they do have interest in a pass catching/no block tight end.

    Winslow’s leg injuries have robbed him of the fantastic separation he once had, but he still has an enormous catch radius. Tom Brady’s accuracy in the short passing game would seem to be a logical fit for his talents. Winslow would gather up a lot of third down conversions.

  16. He hasn’t been healthy or productive enough to warrant a spot on the Bucs, but once he voiced his opinion about preferring Rob Chudzinski over Schiano (a move that I actually do agree with because Schiano did nothing THAT big at Rutgers) I knew he was done!!!

  17. I had a feeling this was coming. There were a lot of reports coming out last season that Winslow was a large reason for Freeman’s struggles, constantly complaining about not getting the ball yet dogging it frequently. It would certainly explain why many of Freeman’s INTs were him trying to force it to Winslow, although that doesn’t excuse Freeman who still made the decision to listen to him.

    Still, it seemed like there was a conflict there that probably wasn’t going to be resolved. At this rate I’d be happy if we could even get a 7th rounder because most teams are probably quite aware of this. TE also looks like it’ll be a huge priority in next year’s draft, as we basically have no one at the position now.

  18. “Greg Schiano didn’t see eye to eye with Winslow on a number of things, including the fact that Winslow prefers to sit out practices to rest his bad knee.”
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    Winslow: We’re sitting here, and I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re talking about practice. I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game last it’s my last but we’re talking about practice man. How silly is that?

    We’re talking about practice man. We’re talking about practice. We’re talking about practice. We’re not talking about the game. We’re talking about practice. When you come to the arena, and you see me play, you’ve seen me play right, you’ve seen me give everything I’ve got, but we’re talking about practice right now.

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