Posted by Michael David Smith on May 21, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT
Kellen Winslow is on the way out in Tampa Bay.
Winslow, who has played tight end for the Buccaneers for the last three seasons, said today on Sirius XM NFL Radio that the Bucs have told him they don’t want him and will help him find the right team to trade him to.
If the Bucs can’t find a trading partner, they’ll likely release him.
Winslow has been a solid player for his three seasons inTampa Bay, never missing a game and having more than 700 receiving yards all three years. But it wouldn’t be surprising if new coach Greg Schiano didn’t see eye to eye with Winslow on a number of things, including the fact that Winslow prefers to sit out practices to rest his bad knee.
Although Winslow said the Bears were engaged in trade talks about him before the draft, nothing materialized there. Despite Winslow’s enormous athletic talent, those knee issues may make it tough for any team to justify giving up anything of value for him in a trade. At age 28, Winslow doesn’t have a lot left.