Seahawks trade for TE Winslow; Bucs add Clark

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 11:39 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated May 22, 2012 @ 1:42 a.m. ET

The same day that Kellen Winslow announced he was on the trading block, the former Pro Bowl tight end was dealt from the Buccaneers to the Seahawks. In exchange, Tampa Bay received a 2013 conditional draft pick. The pick is reportedly a seventh-rounder that can elevate to a sixth-round pick.

Winslow announced on Sirius XM radio on Monday morning that new Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano told him he was no longer in the team's long-term plans. Later in the evening, the team dealt him to Seattle.

"He was kind of upset that I wasn't there working out with the team in the offseason and for the first week of OTAs," Winslow said of a Saturday phone call he received from Schiano, during the interview with SiriusXM, according to The Associated Press.

"But I've been there the last three years and I've had a successful career so far," he added. "You don't just get rid of one of your best players because of that. ... I don't have nothing bad to say about Coach Schiano. It was just a disagreement on why I'm not there yet." 

The 28-year-old Winslow said that he had been working out near his home in San Diego rather than with the team in Tampa but that he had intended to join his teammates on Monday.

To replace Winslow in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers signed former Colts TE Dallas Clark. Clark has missed 15 games because of injuries the past two seasons but is a former Pro Bowler as well. He had 34 catches for 352 yards and two touchdowns last season in 11 games. He had a career year in 2009, going 100-1,106-10.

Last season, Winslow played in all 16 games, registering a team-high 75 receptions for 763 yards and two touchdowns. However, with the arrival of RB Doug Martin and WR Vincent Jackson to the Buccaneers' attack, Winslow's pass-catching skills were no longer as vital as they had been. He has a history of leg and knee injuries that have limited his practice time, although he hasn't missed a game since 2008, which was when he was a member of the Browns. 

In Seattle, Winslow will team with TE Zach Miller, who had a career-low 25 receptions last season.

On Monday the Bucs also waived/left squad WR Tyler Shoemaker.