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Seahawks Trade For Tight End Kellen Winslow

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The Seahawks will trade an undisclosed 2013 NFL draft pick to Tampa Bay for the oft injured, yet productive Winslow. Back in the 80′s, one of the last players the Seattle Seahawks wanted to face was the San Diego Chargers’ tight end Kellen Winslow. Now his son, Kellen Winslow, Jr., will play for the Seahawks.

The Seahawks acquired Winslow from the Buccaneers yesterday for a conditional 2013 draft pick.

Winslow has been productive no matter where he’s been. He has 437 receptions for 4,836 yards and 23 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons after being the sixth pick overall in the 2004 draft by the Cleveland Browns.

In four seasons with the Browns (he sat out 2005 after tearing a knee ligament in a May motorcycle accident), Winslow caught 219 passes for 2,459 yards and eight TDs. It was while with the Browns that Winslow posted his career-highs in receptions (89 in 2006) and receiving yards (1,106 in 2007) and also played in his only Pro Bowl (2007).

The Seahawks were looking for a tight end to pair up with Zach Miller after John Carlson went to the Vikings in free agency. They looked at other free agents and passed on this year’s draft class of tight ends.

The Seahawks started an organized team activity session today at their Renton headquarters.

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