Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/25/12

With the acquisition of Kellen Winslow from Tampa Bay, add the Seattle Seahawks to the increasing menu of offenses that will expand its use of two-tight end sets in 2012.

No, the Seahawks probably won't become the Pacific Northwest version of the Rob Gronkowski/Aaron Hernandez New England Patriots, but coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell definitely have a plan for getting Winslow and incumbent starter Zach Miller on the field together.

As one Seattle assistant noted to The Sports Xchange this week, they aren't paying all that money for Winslow (base salaries of $3.3 million for 2012, $4.5 million in 2013 and $5.5 million for 2014) just to be "a decoration."

The money aside -- and it's always difficult not to consider dollars in the NFL -- the Seahawks landed Winslow for chump change in compensation, just a seventh-round draft pick.

And while new Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano was peeved at Winslow for his absence during the first week of OTAs, the Seahawks, who contend they did their due diligence, don't see him as the churlish, temperamental, immature player of his early years in the league.

After the injury problems of his first couple seasons (one of them self-inflicted), Winslow has played in all 16 games in five of his last six campaigns in the league.

And he's a productive player, having averaged over 70 catches the past three years in Tampa, and with four seasons overall of 80-plus receptions.

The puzzle for Bevell will be how to combine two solid receivers in Winslow and Miller. The latter had only 25 receptions in 2011, but averaged 56.5 catches the previous four years in Oakland. The Seahawks insist there's a plan.

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