The Seahawks have traded an undisclosed 2013 pick for Kellen Winslow. The 6’4″ 240 lb Tight End caught 75 passes for 763 yards last season for the Bucs. In his 8th season in the NFL, Winslow has amassed 4,836 yards on 437 catches, that’s an average of 11.1 yards per catch.
Winslow has been rumored as not returning to the Buccaneers, and the news reports swirled as to where he would land. Giants, Chiefs, and the Bears were all favored places to land. had this to say
“Even in a limited role that can be cut to strict passing situations, Winslow’s ability to get open over the middle and beat linebackers would spread a defense for Manning to dish around and use the field,” said BleacherReport.com adding, “Cassel is a mobile and strong-armed quarterback that could hit Winslow downfield off double-moves and his addition would make the Chiefs more explosive. With an impressive defense to suffocate opposing offenses, Winslow moving to Kansas City would significantly increase the Chiefs’ playoff odds.”
On the Bears, BleacherReport.com had another spin.
“As for Winslow, he would see a lot of open routes, since Johnny Knox is one of the better No. 2 slot machines in the game. Cutler can make all the throws, and Winslow would see more targets to increase production in the Windy City than anywhere else.”
Adding another TE to the mix in Seattle is going to stretch more defenses thin. Pete Carroll really stressed having two tight ends, and it seems like he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Winslow is now the 7th TE on the Seahawks Roster. Winslow will join Zach Miller, Cameron Morrah, Anthony McCoy, Sean McGrath, Cooper Helfet, and John Nalbone.