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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Winslow loses control of the ball against Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Connor during an NFL football game in Charlotte 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.

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34 Responses to “Kellen Winslow says he’s done in Tampa, Bucs trying to trade him”
  1. indyseriesnick says: May 21, 2012 10:07 AM

    what if he went to the chargers?

  2. khuxford says: May 21, 2012 10:07 AM

    But…but…he’s a soldier.

  3. gallogj says: May 21, 2012 10:09 AM

    He’s a SOULJAH…he’ll find a spot!

  4. kungfubillysims says: May 21, 2012 10:10 AM

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

  5. citiciti says: May 21, 2012 10:14 AM

    Honda Motorcycles is looking for a crash dummy.

  6. burm61 says: May 21, 2012 10:14 AM

    K2 back to Cleveland throwing dirty blocks for T-Rich

  7. RizzosRug says: May 21, 2012 10:16 AM

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

    *Thanks Butch Davis, you piece of garbage.

  8. berniemadoffsides says: May 21, 2012 10:17 AM

    Lions

  9. tpa43 says: May 21, 2012 10:18 AM

    There goes our best player!

  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. 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.

  11. brennankm46 says: May 21, 2012 10:21 AM

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

    A soldier, playing at Soldier?

    /head explodes

  12. bhindenemylines says: May 21, 2012 10:25 AM

    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.

  13. hound32 says: May 21, 2012 10:26 AM

    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 .

  14. buffalomafia says: May 21, 2012 10:26 AM

    I agree with rabidbillsfan, come to Buffalo we need a TE!

  15. jeziyo247 says: May 21, 2012 10:32 AM

    @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

  16. xpensivewinos says: May 21, 2012 10:34 AM

    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…..

  17. tharoostah says: May 21, 2012 10:35 AM

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

    A soldier, playing at Soldier?

    /head explodes

    —————————————————–

    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.

  18. CKL says: May 21, 2012 10:40 AM

    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.

  19. bigzant82 says: May 21, 2012 10:41 AM

    cleveland bring him back

  20. onetonsoup says: May 21, 2012 10:43 AM

    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.

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

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

  22. purpleman527 says: May 21, 2012 10:45 AM

    Um…..what team will now trade for Winslow knowing that the Bucs don’t want him?

    He will be released.

  23. urfinished says: May 21, 2012 10:46 AM

    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.

  24. jjared1101 says: May 21, 2012 10:46 AM

    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.

    ——————————————–

    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.

  25. ern215 says: May 21, 2012 10:48 AM

    We will take him in Oakland, we need a tight end and he has 3 years left…… Nice fit

  26. mail2bency says: May 21, 2012 10:53 AM

    Trade him for a better Tight End- say, his father?

  27. bunjy96 says: May 21, 2012 11:05 AM

    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.

  28. jigga757 says: May 21, 2012 11:26 AM

    the saints can use him if he can be focused

  29. middletestament says: May 21, 2012 11:43 AM

    fxws says:
    May 21, 2012 10:43 AM

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

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

    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.

  30. rajbais says: May 21, 2012 12:03 PM

    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!!!

  31. renorocker says: May 21, 2012 12:52 PM

    Its a good thing that Al Davis likes these mental reclamation projects. Welcome to Oakland Kellen….oh wait, never mind.

  32. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: May 21, 2012 1:10 PM

    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.

  33. granadafan says: May 21, 2012 1:25 PM

    “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.”
    ========================================

    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.

  34. joewilliesshnoz says: May 21, 2012 6:24 PM

    Hello Mr. Winslow , welcome to Walmart .

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