Kellen Winslow: Browns, Panthers and Raiders have contacted me

After sitting out most of the 2012 season, free agent Kellen Winslow is looking to return in 2013. (USATSI)

Kellen Winslow, who's been out of football since being released by New England in September, doesn't expect to be out of football much longer. The free-agent tight end said on Monday that he 'definitely' plans on playing next season and he's even had three teams contact him. 

"I've heard from the Raiders, the Panthers, the Browns, with coach [Rob] Chudzinski up there," Winslow told NFL AM. "I think I can fit in anywhere though. I'm a mismatch. I'm basically a basketball player playing tight end."

Although the Browns would seem like the most logical choice -- Chudzinski and Winslow have a history together that dates back to 2001 when both were at the University of Miami -- the Browns quickly distanced themselves from Winslow's comments on Monday. According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Browns are happy with third-year tight end Jordan Cameron and recently signed tight end Kellen Davis -- and aren't interested in signing Winslow. 

Oakland's interest seems legitimate though. The Raiders have had a void at tight end since last week when Brandon Myers -- the team's overall leading receiver in 2012 -- signed with the Giants.  

The last time Winslow was on the field for an entire season was 2011, when he caught 75 passes for 763 yards and two touchdowns for Tampa Bay. 

The Bucs traded Winslow to Seattle in May, where he lasted for four months before being released on Sept. 1. Winslow then latched on with New England, where he lasted for nine days before requesting to be released.  

Despite sitting out the 2012 season, Winslow said he managed to stay in football shape by getting his 'Lance Armstrong on.' "I got into cycling," Winslow said. "I got my Lance Armstrong on and it's really helping me out."

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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