NFL Rumors: Kellen Winslow Apparently Done in Tampa Bay

Former Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr is reportedly on his way out of Tampa Bay as he told Sirius XM radio that the Buccaneers are looking to find him another home.

After several injury-plagued seasons and the desire for a new contract with the Browns, Winslow was moved by then head coach Eric Mangini for a second- and fifth-round draft selection where he subsequently go on to play three solid seasons in Tampa Bay, never missing a game and having more than 700 receiving yards each of the three years. But just as things were in Cleveland, it appears that the hiring of a new head coach may also mean the end of Winslow as the tight end reportedly prefers to sit out practices and rest his aged knees.

Winslow said the Bears were engaged in trade talks about him before the draft, nothing materialized there. The team would likely release him if they cannot find someone to take on the remaining three years and $13 million in base salary.

[Flashback: WFNY Weighs in on the Kellen Winslow Trade]

  • BisonDeleSightings

    Time to live off that sweet, sweet military pension.

  • maxfnmloans

    He crashed a motorcycle and missed a season because of it, and could never practice again because of the damage that crash did to his knee, and most people here loved him. Braylon tore an ACL in a game, and was back and ready to go 9 months later, but we booed him out of town because he had concentration lapses from time to time that snowballed into a dissociative disorder. I still don’t understand it.

  • maxfnmloans

    I forgot to add the disclaimer here, by the time Braylon left it WAS time for him to go. There was no defending him by the time he left. But there is blood on everyone’s hands…his, the fans and the organization

  • S0mewytman

    Sign Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow and Eric Steinbach. Might as well grab Albert Haynsworth too lol

  • porckchopexpress

    Technically he was put in a game on special teams in a meaningless game, and tore his ACL, then crashed a motorcycle and wrecked the other knee, then the Browns medical staff attempted to kill him by giving him a staph infection which caused numerous other surgeries, then he was never the same again.  Braylon was as loved as a guy with his combination of ego and propensity for drops would allow.  They were both flaming a-holes but the difference was that Winslow would catch any ball thrown in the 414,216, or 330 area code.

  • Harv 21

    pork, he broke his leg on special teams, not an acl. Sometimes I don’t understand how this stuff stays in the front of my brain while I can forget loved ones’ birthdays.

  • porckchopexpress

    I forgot it was a broken leg, thanks.  Don’t get down on your useless information.  We just bought a new car with keyless entry, when the guy told us the access code I imediately responded Kosar, Elway, Montana ( now you can all break into my car), wife and sales guy just blank stared me.  I also recently “won” an extra $20 tip from a Mavericks fan because I named 3 members of the ’88 team that went 7 games with the Lakers in the WCF (Blackman, Harper, Aguirre).  Maybe you just need a career change to allow an outlet for your knowledge 🙂

  • Chucky Brown

    you mioght have got an extra 10 if you threw in Donaldson

  • Harv 21

    That was such a bad signing by Tampa Bay, and smart move by the Browns not to cave to Drew Rosenhaus. Really don’t think Winslow in his physical state would have contributed much more than Ben Watson. When last here he seemed to be getting called for at least one push-off and one false start every single game.