Jul 28, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow (82) jogs between drills at a training camp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks Release Kellen Winslow


The Seattle Seahawks have released tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., according to an official team release.

The move was made after Winslow supposedly refused to take a paycut, and comes less than 24-hours after NFL teams were required to submit their finalized 53-man roster to the league.

Winslow, who was acquired during the offseason in a trade with Tampa Bay for a conditional 2013 draft pick, drastically under-

performed for the Seahawks during his short tenure with the team. He made just three catches for 34 yards in the preseason.

His performance, in addition to his inability to form a chemistry with Seattle rookie starter Russell Wilson, lead to his release from the Seahawks.

Winslow is coming off three productive seasons in Tampa Bay where he made 218 catches for 2,377 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Buccaneers. He was traded in May after quickly falling out of favor with new Tampa coach Greg Schiano.

Winslow probably wont stay on the market for long. He has shown flashes of brilliance during his career, and will be a good grab for anyone who needs a solid number two tight end.

With that said, he will probably have to wait until fellow recently released TE, Chris Cooley, finds a new team.

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