Browns Dump Winslow

The Browns have cut their ties to mercurial star tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr., sending him to Tampa for undisclosed conditional draft picks and will now try to Soldier on without him.  And, quite frankly, I think its a huge blunder.  Yes, he could be a bit of a pain in the ass.  But, I understand him being angry/frustrated after the staph infection, and I hope his comments after that aren’t why they traded him.  He broke his leg as a rookie and then had the bike accident that prevented his sophomore campaign.  I hesitate to call him injury prone because of that.  He’s a darn good receiving tight end, one of the best in the game, and I seriously doubt the Browns will be able to adequately replace him.  Its one thing to dump a very good running back for draft picks; if you have a good offensive line you’ll have a good running game.  You don’t replace premier tight ends.  The Browns offense in 2009 will be weaker because of this move.

Of course, by trading Winslow, now the Browns don’t have to deal with Drew Rosenhaus.  That avoidance of aggravation might be worth something to Browns brass.

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One Response to “Browns Dump Winslow”

  1. Floyd Says:

    I like the idea that the Browns are getting rid of an off the field issue maker, but wished they could have gotten more in return. He is not replaced on the field by a mere second round draft pick. Mangini has his work cut out to make this program competitive!

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