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.