The Seattle Seahawks waived TE Kellen Winslow on Saturday.
His departure means Seattle currently has two tight ends on the roster ahead of the season-opener against the Arizona Cardinals. The news comes is a bit of a surprise, as the Seahawks trimmed their roster down to the NFL-mandated 53 players yesterday. ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news:
Seahawks waived TE Kellen Winslow, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2012
Winslow came to the Seahawks during the offseason from the Tampa Bay Bucanneers in exchange for a conditional draft pick. The physically gifted tight end has a reputation for being a problem in the locker room.
His on-field play has not been an issue. He caught 75 passes for 763 yards in 2011 and is one of the more productive pass-catching tight ends in the NFL.