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Report: Browns not interested in Kellen Winslow

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The Browns have been a soldier-free zone since trading tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to the Buccaneers in 2009 and they don’t appear to be ready for a reunion.

Winslow said Monday morning that he’s planning a comeback after his 2012 season lasted one game with the Patriots and that he’s heard from the Browns. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that if he has heard from anyone in the Browns organization, it hasn’t been about returning to play for them during the 2013 season because the team has no interest in a second Winslow stint.

Winslow played for Browns coach Rob Chudzinski at the University of Miami and with the Browns when Chudzinski was their offensive coordinator, a relationship that seemed to lend credence to Cleveland interest in making a deal to bring Winslow back. Per Cabot, though, the team is planning to start Jordan Cameron with the recently signed Gary Barnidge and Kellen Davis in reserve.

Winslow also named the Raiders and Panthers as teams that he’s heard from recently and it seems they won’t be getting any competition from Cleveland.

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20 Responses to “Report: Browns not interested in Kellen Winslow”
  1. mauldawg says: Mar 25, 2013 11:09 AM

    Thank goodness. He was a problem during his stay in Cleveland the first time. Cleveland needs to stay far far away from this excuse for a team mate.

  2. nviverson says: Mar 25, 2013 11:10 AM

    This would be interesting because I think he might have a little left in the tank, and would possibly be our best TE, but no thank you. We should stick with what we have.

  3. mazblast says: Mar 25, 2013 11:14 AM

    He’s living proof that having Daddy’s name and size doesn’t make you in any way his equal.

  4. tampaskinsfan says: Mar 25, 2013 11:17 AM

    It cracks me up when players boast about all the teams wanting them just have those teams come out and immediately shoot them down. Soldier on down the road Mr. Winslow.

  5. bradygirl12 says: Mar 25, 2013 11:21 AM

    Winslow ruined his career the day he cracked up his bike. When Cleveland doesn’t want you (again),it’s time to hang it up.

  6. steelerben says: Mar 25, 2013 11:28 AM

    No one is interested in Kellen Winslow but Kellen Winslow. And he’s only interested because he has nothing better to do.

  7. dawgswillhunt says: Mar 25, 2013 11:40 AM

    They should have voided his contract and cut him loose when he crashed his bike. If only he had been half as good on the field as he was in his own mind…

  8. pilot2011 says: Mar 25, 2013 11:59 AM

    I think Cleveland fans will find Gary Barnidge a solid pass catching tight end. Not a #1 like Jimmy Graham or Greg Olson, but a solid contributor for a team that will use a lot of tight end.

  9. ytownie says: Mar 25, 2013 12:06 PM

    He should offer to come to Cleveland and play for free after all the millions the Browns paid him when they didn’t have to. They kept him on salary for a non football injury then he bashes them when he leaves. Now he is begging to come back.

  10. granadafan says: Mar 25, 2013 12:27 PM

    “bradygirl12 says: Mar 25, 2013 11:21 AM
    Winslow ruined his career the day he cracked up his bike. When Cleveland doesn’t want you (again),it’s time to hang it up.”
    ==============================================

    I’d go further back. Winslow ruined his career the day he claimed he was a “soldja” in a war. Right then, the red flags went up that he was a basket case.

  11. phillyphanatic77 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:36 PM

    It’s really a shame that Winslow never showed an interest in the game close to his dad. Watching him at the U, I was always struck by his level of talent. If tight ends were ranked purely on skill he’d have been top-3 in the NFL. Unfortunately he found ways to work himself out of the league and now he can’t find a job. When you’re that skilled and still no one will take a chance on you, you know it’s time to look in the mirror. Of course he seems so narcissistic that he’d probably never stop looking once he started.

  12. mudmandenny says: Mar 25, 2013 12:57 PM

    This is not news, it`s a common sense conclusion.

  13. mccannagm says: Mar 25, 2013 1:01 PM

    Between attitude and injury, why would any team bother. Remember folks, dad was charging $10,000 to agents. Just to talk to the “soldier”! Good bye Kellen…….

  14. sourdough says: Mar 25, 2013 1:02 PM

    It won’t be long before Winslow is stocking shelves at the grocery store.

    Note to Winslow: Kurt Warner stocked shelves BEFORE he became a success in the NFL.

    Winslow is a kook.

  15. nineroutsider says: Mar 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    Go with the kid Cameron; I’ve been reading good things about him and he may be a sleeper this year.

  16. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 25, 2013 1:42 PM

    For a tight end with a bad knee who was essentially out of the league last season to claim that any team has interest in bringing him in is a stretch.
    Agent hijinks to create interest at most.
    31 teams took a pass last season. No reason for that to change.

  17. itsonlyaspeedbump says: Mar 25, 2013 1:43 PM

    how old was he when he made that soulja comment? 19, 20?

    No, he wasnt as good as his dad. Yes it was a dumb thing to day.

    Let. It. Go.

  18. christophershearin says: Mar 25, 2013 4:15 PM

    who wants to bet as soon as he signs a new contract he will celebrate by wrecking his motorcycle doing stunts…………… what an idiot

  19. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Mar 25, 2013 4:19 PM

    Why is it news when a given team is not interested in a has been (or more like, never was) player? What’s next? Cardinals not interested in Maurice Clarett? Iowa Barnstormers not interested in Darrius Heyward Bey?

  20. nmrdr795 says: Mar 25, 2013 5:53 PM

    Cleavland fans seem really mad but honestly has cleavland made any player good in the nfl? Two franchises that ruin players carrers…browns and jaguars.

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