Winslow released

Veteran tight end Kellen Winslow has been released by the Seahawks.

Winslow was acquired in a trade with the Buccaneers in May and remained with the team after Friday’s roster reduction to 53 players. But he was released today, and it is believed that he declined a salary reduction.

Winslow caught 218 passes for 2,377 yards and 12 touchdowns the past three seasons with the Bucs. With the Seahawks, he was expected to be featured in two-tight end sets with Zach Miller, another former Pro Bowl player who was signed in free agency last year.

Winslow caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown during the preseason and his practice time had to be monitored because of a chronic knee problem.

With the release of Winslow, Anthony McCoy joins Miller as the only tight ends currently on the roster.

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