Kellen Winslow, veteran tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is headed to the Seattle Seahawks after his now-former team traded him in exchange for a draft pick on Monday.
Considering Winslow’s comments in a recent SiriusXM radio interview with Ross Tucker, the trade doesn’t come as much of a surprise. In the interview, Winslow said that Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano was “upset” with him because he hadn’t been working out with the team during the offseason, and that the team was actively looking to trade him. On Monday, they did.
Instead of working out with his team, Winslow instead opted to go solo with his own workout program, doing most of it near his home in San Diego. Before he was scheduled to head back to Tampa on Monday for training with the team, he received a call from Schiano over the weekend with the bad news.
“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 during the interview with SiriusXM (via ESPN).
“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.”
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