In a shocking move yesterday afternoon, the Seahawks have parted ways with TE Kellen Winslow. Winslow was brought in on a trade earlier this year from Tampa Bay, and was expected to do big things.
Jason LaCanfora broke the news on Twitter, that Winslow had been cut. Half of the 12th man was already freaking out trying to figure out what was going on. Winslow was going to be the second TE in Pete Carroll’s scheme this year. He was expected to stretch the defense and bring matchup problems that would give the Seahawks better opportunities.
After being sluggish in training camp, and not really receiving any action during the preseason games, Winslow was released because of a refusal of monetary adjustment. According to the Seattle Times, Winslow was scheduled to make 3.3 million this year alone, with those numbers escalating in the next couple of years.
With the Seahawks down a tight end, they went out and found a suitable veteran body to throw into the mix. The Seahawks brought in Evan Moore, a 6’6″ 250 lbs. Tight End that is very comparable to Kellen Winslow. Moore will have some familiar faces to welcome him here as he attended Stanford with both Doug Baldwin, and Richard Sherman. Moore is only 27, and will have plenty of good years ahead of him if he can learn and fit into this system right.
The Seahawks have wanted to run a two TE campaign since Pete Carroll started here in 2010. There has been a lot of TE’s come and go since trying to make that perfect matchup. John Carlson, Cameron Morrah, and now Kellen Winslow have all attempted to make the dangerous pairing, but were unable. The Seahawks have added another TE to attempt to fit that mold. Evan Moore could be what the Seahawks were waiting for all along, it’s time to welcome a new look for the Seattle Seahawks.