Seahawks release TE Winslow

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

In a surprise move, the Seahawks released veteran TE Kellen Winslow on Saturday.

A news story on reported "it is believed he declined a salary reduction."

Winslow was acquired from the Buccaneers in a May trade. Winslow apparently wasn't going to fit in Tampa after the Bucs hired no-nonsense head coach Greg Schiano, who is attempting to change the culture of that franchise.

Winslow had to be monitored in practice this summer, according the report, because of a chronic knee problem. He caught only three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in the preseason.

Last season with the Buccaneers, Winslow caught 75 passes for 763 and two touchdowns.

The release of Winslow leaves just two tight ends — Zach Miller and Anthon McCoy — on the Seahawks roster.