Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/12

This year’s cut-down period for NFL teams featured very few surprises. Until now. The Seahawks released tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. on Saturday, as first reported by Adam Schefter.

Winslow clashed with new Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and was traded to the Seahawks after not showing up to OTAs. Seattle offered a 7th-round pick for Winslow when most other teams wouldn’t have offered anything. After he caught just three passes in preseason action, the team decided to cut him.

Winslow acknowledged in June that his surgically-repaired knee hampered his ability.

“If I was healthy, which I never will be again, I would be Aaron Hernandez and (Jason) Witten together,” he said.

Winslow has played 92 games over a seven-year career. He caught 75 passes for 763 yards and two touchdowns last season, which would lead some to believe he can still play. While Winslow probably could still play, he’s not much of a weapon anymore. It’s honestly impressive that he’s continued to play this long given his knee problems.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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