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Kellen Winslow Unhappy With Seattle Over Release In 2012

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

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Kellen Winslow still isn’t happy about the way the his brief run with the Seahawks ended last season. The tight end didn’t take kindly to the fact that Seattle waited until the very end of camp to release him, putting him in a tough situation to sign on with another team.

“You just don’t do a vet like that,” Winslow said. “They cut me after training camp. That was out of my control. And they cut me over money. They put me in a bad situation, so I decided to go to the Patriots, saw the situation over there, and got a lot of respect for them over there.”

Winslow said he did not blame John Idzik, who was in the Seattle front office at the time, for the way his release was handled.

“Oh no, no, no, no. That wasn’t him at all,” Winslow said. “John gave me a chance to come here and do my thing. So much props to John, he knows what I can do, and I’m going to do it for him.”


His time with the Patriots last season proved short-lived as well, after Winslow requested his release after playing in just one game with the team.

“You got to run the playbook, you need time to learn those plays in training camp,” Winslow said. “With those guys over there, think you’re going to get in? So it wasn’t worth me being there sitting, because I know what I can do.”


Winslow only practiced on a limited basis Thursday, hopping a bike part way through. That was part of his “pitch count” Winslow said, which is the team’s effort to limit his practice reps to keep him healthy during training camp.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:12 PM

Cutting vets? Cut after training camp? Cut due to salary?

He was surprised by that?
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