Browns trade TE Kellen Winslow to Buccaneers


The Cleveland Browns have traded Kellen Winslow to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for undisclosed draft choices.

“The Cleveland Browns thank Kellen for his contributions to this organization over the past five years,” Browns General Manger George Kokinis said in a statement. “We appreciate his passion for the game and wish him success in Tampa Bay. The draft picks we have obtained through this deal will give us greater flexibility as we look to infuse more talent and create competition and depth on this football team.”

The controversial tight end experienced some turbulent years in Cleveland after being selected sixth overall in the NFL 2004 Draft.

Winslow has battled through some injuries, but has also been one of the most productive tight ends in the league over the past three years.

He had 219 receptions for 2,459 yards and 11 touchdowns in 44 games.