Kellen Winslow feeling as good as he has in years

The last time Kellen Winslow Jr. didn’t have arthroscopic surgery on his pesky right knee was in 2008.

So it’s not a surprise the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end is feeling as good as he has in years during player-run practices with teammates.

I feel good,” Winslow told Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune. “Last year, I was hurting for whatever reason. I know how to rehab my knee better. I feel good now. I feel as ready as I can be right now.”

The veteran credits learning to use a knee stimulation machine more effectively with feeling better. He is ready to step up in the young Bucs offense after catching 66 passes for 730 yards last season. After trading for him, Tampa have Winslow the biggest contract ever for a tight end two years ago. The Bucs would like to see him get back to the 1,000-yard level he showed in 2007.

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