Kellen Winslow says Buccaneers don't want him, will try to find trade
On Monday morning, Kellen Winslow told Sirius XM NFL Radio that he won't play for the Buccaneers this season, saying the team doesn't want him any longer and desires to trade him.
|Sounds like Winslow has played his last game in Tampa Bay. (US Presswire)|
Apparently, though, he doesn’t fit into new Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano’s long-term plans.
On Monday morning, Winslow told Sirius XM NFL Radio that he won’t play for the Buccaneers this season, saying the team doesn’t want him any longer and desires to trade him. He said he believes that the Buccaneers are willing to part ways because he hasn’t been participating in the team's voluntary workouts this offseason.
The trade market, though, might be tough for Winslow. He’s been injured throughout much of his career, and he’s coming off a 2011 season in which he scored only two touchdowns. If Winslow and the Buccaneers can’t find a team to take him, it’s probable the team will release him.
According to Rotoworld, the team would save $4.8 million in the salary cap if it gets rid of him. Winslow signed a six-year, $36.1 million contract in 2009 that paid him a guaranteed $20.1 million. He was due a $3.3 million base salary this year.
So, where will the Buccaneers turn next for solid tight end play? This might be a clue from ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.
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