Kellen Winslow Traded To Seattle

May 21st, 2012

Well, that didn’t take long.

Less than a day after Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow announced to America (and beyond) on SiriusXM NFL Radio that his days with the Bucs are done, Winslow has been shipped back to the west coast where he is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

The Bucs announced the move by way of Twitter tonight. The Bucs will receive a draft pick in return from Seattle but the pick was not specified.

Also, the Bucs confirmed that Dallas Clark is indeed a member of Bucs family.

UPDATE:  12:44 a.m. – ESPN is reporting the Bucs received a conditional pick, a seventh-rounder that can become a sixth-rounder based on Winslow’s performance in Seattle.

48 Responses to “Kellen Winslow Traded To Seattle”

  1. TrueBlue Says:

    Good trade to get anything. And the Bucs got rid of his salary.

  2. eric Says:

    Just to tie up the K2 debate here is what Dom said when they traded for him:

    Signing Kellen Winslow, 25, to an extension was not a condition of the trade, but rather what the Bucs viewed as an opportunity to lock up one of the league’s best young tight ends rather than lose him to free agency after two seasons. “We made the trade with the future in mind,” general manager Mark Dominik said Monday. “We consider Kellen a leader on the football team and when you trade away multiple draft picks, you obviously want the player for the long haul. Kellen has demonstrated he’s very excited about being part of our community and part of the Bucs. We’re excited to have him.” Winslow only participated in the first day of a three-day, voluntary minicamp last week.

    Now I ask, did we get a leader? No

    Did we get a player for the long haul? No

    Thus, a failed trade, by his own words. And he didnt participate in OTA’s then either, which Dom had no problem with at all.

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Joe, how long until we find out what we got for him?

  4. #1bucsfan Says:

    Agreed TrueBlue.

  5. Drew Says:


    Nobody cares, he’s gone, a has and was been. Good riddance and if they received a 3rd round pick or better, then they definitely are smoking some kick ass herb in Seattle.

  6. Piratic Says:

    ANY compensation for this guy is gravy. The writing has been on the wall for quite a while. Good riddance.

  7. #1bucsfan Says:

    I’d love to find out what the pick is or potentially could be…

  8. TrueBlue Says:

    Saw elsewhere it’s a conditional pick. Let’s hope he has a good year with the Seahawks and starts in every game. Maybe get a 4th next year that can be used on a tight end.

  9. #1bucsfan Says:

    Id be happy with a 4th, especially with that salary. I saw Clarks deal was for 1-year. Now we’ve got some nice cap room for a DE…wait and see!

  10. Eric Says:

    A mega screw up by our GM ought to be of some concern…..

  11. Drew Says:

    Osi is coming to Tampa.

  12. Fear The Glow Says:

    I would be surprised if it was anything more than a 4th rounder. At least they got something for him.

  13. Digger Says:

    can’t dig up some new Culverhouse material eric?


  14. Big Picture Guy Says:

    Right, because anytime you can get a productive player who plays all 16 games in 3 seasons, it’s always a mega screw up.

    Why not disclose the draft pick, if only for the reason that twitter limits characters? We will find out by April of 2013 regardless! Are we afraid that the North Koreans will use such valuable information against us?

  15. BOb Says:

    new direction, new offense, new coach, new mindset! he wasnt gonna thrive in the new offense that the bucs are implementing. so with that said, its a miracle to get anything for him. anybody that thought they might get a 3rd or better for him simply have no clue.

    remember how the bucs got the draft picks they wanted this year? by moving up with multiple picks accumulated. sounds good to me. this nfl thing is a continuous motion which requires you to stay ahead of the game and Dom is doing just that.
    wether the picks from this year pan out remains to be seen but i didnt see too many people complaing when the 2012 draft ended. i see Dom trying to maneuver the best he can and set us up for what can be (hopefully) another great draft to improve this team.
    any GM out there can miss on picks but when i see that same GM lining himself up for good maneuverability and future drafting options….i like it. especially when they could have easily got ZERO for winslow. not to mention the fact that they started spending this year. when you spend money (something us bucs fans aren’t used to) dead weight has to go out the door.

  16. Eric Says:

    If he’s done such a great job for three years why are we trading him away for next to nothing?

  17. Joe Says:


    Joe, how long until we find out what we got for him?

    Whenever Seattle or the Bucs release the information. No telling when.

    Could be tomorrow, could be December. Very well could be a conditional pick.

  18. Eric Says:

    Yep another great draft, like all the previous great drafts that led to the glorious ten game losing streak and 4-12 record.


    Maybe next year we can burn another second rounder on a bum kneed malcontent and cement this thing!

  19. Joe Says:


    Id be happy with a 4th, especially with that salary.

    Joe would fall out of his tree if Pete Carroll would be that stupid to give away a fourth round pick for K2.

    If Dominik would be able to pull that off, then he certainly did learn from Bruce Almighty.

  20. BOb Says:

    whats your solution? this is a forum that allows more than just whining and crying

  21. Jacko101 Says:

    4th round??? Lol we may have a 6th 5th at best for him.

  22. Orlandobucsfan Says:

    Espn is reporting a 7th round pick which could become a 6th round pick if the conditions are met.

  23. js23 Says:

    Heard it’s a 7th round pick that could turn into a 6th based on performance.

  24. FlBoy84 Says:

    BSPN says a 7th Rd pick with the option to turn into a 6th.

  25. Kyle Says:

    Winslow has so much wasted talent, if he wasn’t so selfish he could have been one of the best, too bad he didn’t have the heart of his father but o well I would rather have freeman forcing passes to Jackson than k2 any day

  26. Eric Says:


  27. BOb Says:

    sweet……like i said, anything is better than the ZERO they were gonna get for him. anybody that thinks it was better to release him rather than get a 6th or 7th is delusional. and anybody that thinks they were gonna get anything more is even more delusional

  28. BOb Says:

    ah yes…..eric…. no solution presented! just “brilliant”

    almost as useless as winslow would have been in the bucs new offense

  29. Eric Says:

    If the Bucs new offense doesn’t need a pass catching TE heaven help us…..

    Didn’t Eli throw to tight ends?

    Seems like he did…..

  30. Big Picture Guy Says:

    Eric, go to bed.

  31. DSZ Says:

    I, for one, would like to thank the Seahawks for giving up a draft pick for a player that was going to be cut anyway. Pete Carroll – we salute you.

  32. FlBoy84 Says:

    Saw Clark practiced with the team today and had a nice one-handed grab. Think he’ll be a nice addition to the TE room, though he says the young guys are teaching him right now.

  33. Hectic Buc Says:

    lmao seattle we should be glad we r getting anything for him im pretty sure alot of u guys have already seen him in his first practice the ink was still wet and clark clocked in right away if u dont love that as a fan u must retarded. I dont care how old he is for the bucs this year he is going to be priceless. He had a nice 1 handed catch. he is going to be good in tampa the warm weather should help him he also has orlovsky from indy as well. Loved the question to him do u mind being a mentor to the other te no hesitation said yes good bye K 2. Lets c if the bucs really like thier de situation for real they freed up some more money and a spot and probably another 1 before the end of the week schiano is not playing

  34. Oahubuc Says:

    Great move, even though I love the Soldier. Divas walk and deficients ride the pine now. Watching him block made me throw things. Pro Bowls for a Buc are a non-issue though. Paul Gruber never made a Pro Bowl- case closed.

  35. Kirk Says:

    Hey Eric, why don’t you apply for the Bucs GM position? You seem to have the qualifications, or think you do.



    How about some punctuation in your posts. Its a b!tch trying to read them.

  37. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    As much as I hate to say it, Eric is right on this one. His quote of Dominik when he first acquired Winslow sealed the deal for me. Short term it worked out well (based on Winslow’s performance), but you don’t trade a second round pick for short term unless you are almost a championship team.

    That being said, I do just wish Eric would just let it go at this point. Mistakes are made every year by every team. Eric seems to take so much pleasure in anything negative regarding this team, and he doesn’t seem to grasp the concept of how that gets a little old after a while. Nothing says loser like constant negativity towards a team you love so much. You made your point, I agree, others won’t. Just try not to take so much pleasure in it.

  38. Rrsrq Says:

    Let’s hope K2 goes to Seattle and has a really good year, we get an additional 6th round pick, Dom takes that pick and moves up in the draft to pick up one of the top tight ends in the draft, just saying. Even if K2 has a good year, we will have enough offense from the pass catching running backs and improved receiving corps.

  39. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I predict this will be Dominick’s last year as Butch Davis will be taking the reins in 2013.

  40. NJBucsFan Says:

    Can we throw in Eric and upgrade it to a 5? He seems to be well educated scout or GM in the making.

  41. Bangkok Buc Says:

    I used to like K2 until last year. They guy didn’t practice which is a terrible precedent in front of a young team. The he wines when the ball isn’t thrown to him, does not have the separation to get open anymore (hense all the interference calls against him) and runs the wrong route in the last game of the season and collides with a teamate. Then he misses the first practices after Shiano set the bar with cutting T-Jax for the same thing – the writing was on the wall.
    Clark might be old and past his prime but the man is a consumate pro and will be nothing short of a team leader in the dressing room. If Stocker cannot step up with this opportunity and mentor, then at least we know who to draft with one of our top choices next year.
    Go Bucs!!!!

  42. TrueBlue Says:

    NJBucsFan Says:

    “Can we throw in Eric and upgrade it to a 5? He seems to be well educated scout or GM in the making.”

    Through in Eric and the Bucs would have to give Seatle picks…

  43. #1bucsfan Says:

    Joe – agreed. I was thinking of a 5th possible 4th, dreaming I guess. Wasn’t Asante Samuel traded for a 7th because of his contract? So your probably right. However, I still give Dom props on this one because we couldn’t have traded him next year and after that he would be a FA. Getting a 6th for that salary isn’t terrible, especially if we use that cap room for a DE. Dom is a chess player and this is a strategic move, in my opinion.

  44. Bobby Says:

    Did someone steal Eric’s pampers?? He sure seems to be wallowing in his own poop a lot lately. Anyway, he’s clueless. In football, like any business, mistakes are made and you move on. We got a few good years out of Winslow and now it’s time to move on with a whole new slate. It’s not about the player Tiny Tears…it’s about the scheme and what player do you require to run that scheme?? When Carolina got Cam they changed the entire offensive scheme to take advantage of his strengths. Now we have V-Jax, Doug Martin, and Blount. Sullivan is not Olson. His scheme is different. I know that’s hard for you Eric but try to grasp this concept….the ‘scheme’ is not the same as it was when Winslow was the primary target out of necessity.

    I’d say that every GM makes mistakes just like in any other business. What you do to alleviate the problem is whine and cry and dwell on the past….oh wait…I’m sorry…that’s YOUR solution. The solution a good GM finds is to put the pieces in place to correct the problem. So…..T-Jax gone and Barron and Barber in. Winslow gone and Coffman, Stocker and Clark in. Faine gone and Zuttah in. Etc. That’s how it works in the NFL lil’ Eric.
    You correct the mistakes you make. Doesn’t mean you won’t make any. Oh, but keep on pointing out all the errors because that makes you feel so much better. I mean your a ‘fan’ right?? That’s what fans do..they dwell on every mistake the team makes. They delight in every screw up and revel in pointing out every thing they perceive to be a flaw. Yeah….that’s what true ‘fans’ do…..uh huh….sure they do.

  45. hamilton Says:

    7rd for winslow your best of player,crazy.

  46. Bobby Says:

    @hamilton…really?? What did Indianapolis get for Manning?

  47. RustyRhino Says:

    @ Bobby

    WOW! You are spot on & Not just Eric..
    Go Bucs!

  48. Hectic Buc Says:

    Sorry about that brock was just so excited for the bucs. The last college coach that when into the nfl demanding his players be pros on and off the field the same way also giving them that team mentallity and family for me is jim harbaugh. And look what they did his first season. Schiano is going to change this whole thing around for those that say he was an ok coach can somebody please name me 1 of his QBS from rutgers. Put them all together and u still probably only half of what freeman is. Kellen was a big reason for our melt down last year fighting with freeman all the time 2 get the ball. Oh yeah and can somebody please tell if they know how many pass interference calls where against K 2. I saw every buc game good and bad more bad than good twice. And something that was always a sure thing on offense was that K 2 would OFPI and TRUEBLOOD going offsides.