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Kellen Winslow Trade Costs Seahawks Nothing After All

The Seattle Seahawks will not have to give up a draft pick to the Buccaneers for TE Kellen Winslow.

Jul 28, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow (82) catches a pass during practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 28, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow (82) catches a pass during practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

When the Seattle Seahawks traded for Kellen Winslow, they sent a conditional draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for the embattled tight end. Turns out the Seahawks get to keep that draft pick after releasing Winslow last Saturday.

The draft pick was conditional on Winslow making Seattle's roster, according to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times:

The Seahawks' trade was conditional on Winslow being on the roster, which of course he is not. Unless he re-joins the team at some point this season, the Bucs will get nothing. That deal ends up being, basically, a wash.

The Seahawks dumped Winslow in favor of Evan Moore, who they signed on Saturday. Moore is a younger, presumably cheaper option and it will be interesting to see what the team offers Moore in terms of a contract. Money and contract length details have yet to be released,

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