ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Kellen Winslow #82 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulls in this reception against Thomas DeCoud #28 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Seahawks have traded a conditional 2013 draft pick (Mike Sando reports it's a 7th rounder that can become a 6th) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 28 year old TE Kellen Winslow. Winslow is a 6'4, 240 pound former first round pick by the Browns that was a Pro-Bowler in 2007. He caught 75 passes in 2011 for the Bucs and despite long-standing questions about his knees and attitude, hasn't missed a game in three seasons. According to NFL.com's Brian McIntyre, the Seahawks did not renegotiate the terms of Winslow's deal and thus "inherit the three years and $15.95 million remaining on Winslow's current contract. That includes a $3.3 million in base salary, $550,000 in per-game roster bonuses ($34,375 per game active), a $500,000 workout bonus and $1 million in incentives. Winslow will count for $4.8 million against the salary cap in 2012."
It's an interesting and not overly surprising move for the Seahawks, who had actively looked at veteran tight ends in free agency, including Visanthe Shiancoe and Jacob Tamme after John Carlson left for the Vikings. More on this soon.