The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Kellen Winslow Jr.
Less than 24 hours after the team dealt the veteran tight end to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a late-round draft pick, he wasn’t a topic coach Greg Schiano had any interest in entertaining.
“The one thing I am going to do over time here, when we do make decisions to do things I am not going to hesitate to look back and really just talk about and focus on guys that are here and Bucs right now,” Schiano said today, according to Pewter Report. “Certainly there is a business side to this game at this level. I’m going to kind of leave it at that.”
Pressed on the issue, Schiano again refused to talk about the player the Bucs traded for three years ago and signed to what, at the time, was the biggest contract ever for a tight end. The Bucs are not just talking about moving on, though, they signed Dallas Clark to a one-year deal.
“We are going to talk about the guys that are Bucs now,” he said. “As of last night Kellen is no longer a Buc. I’d like to focus on the guys that are here.”
It’s fair to wonder if Winslow was run off because he didn’t buy into the new program. Winslow was not working out with the club and the new coaching staff, and said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday morning that was the reason he was being shipped out. Unfortunately, Schiano won’t confirm that.
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