The Seahawks have been looking for another tight end since John Carlson left in free agency, and they made a big splash at the position Monday by acquiring former first-round pick and Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow in a trade with Tampa Bay. The trade is for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick.
The Seahawks signed Zach Miller in free agency last year, but saw their depth tested at the position when Carlson went down with a season-ending injury and Cameron Morrah battled turf toe. With Carlson signing with Minnesota earlier in the offseason, the Seahawks had taken a look at several free-agent tight ends, including former Viking Visanthe Shiancoe, but instead they ended up landing a high-profile player who was a Pro Bowler in 2007 and who caught 218 passes in his three seasons with the Buccaneers.
Winslow was the No. 6 overall pick by Cleveland in the 2004 draft, and had his best year in 2007 when he caught 82 passes for 1,106 yards and five touchdowns. He is the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, Sr.