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Winslow meets Tampa media

by Roland Johnson on February 27, 2009

Kellen Winslow was introduced to the Tampa media at One Buc Place shortly after 1pm eastern time. While there are still various rumors speculating the actual compensation package the Browns will receive for dealing Winslow to the Bucs, NFL Networks Adam Sheffer, is reporting that the Bucs will send a 2009 second round pick, plus a 2010 5th round pick to the Browns, also that the Bucs and Winslows agent are in negotiations on a long term extension.

But there are other reports stating it will be a 2009 3rd round pick and a conditional 2010 draft pick.

During Winslow introduction he touched on several different topics.

“I’m coming here as a leader and I’m coming here to win,” Winslow. “Plain and simple. We’re going to have a lot of wins in that stadium.”

“I think everybody makes mistakes,” Winslow said. “The mistake I made when I was I was 19-years-old — I’m 25 now – was on national television. Everybody got to see it. I stand here before you now, I think I’m a changed man.”

“I would say misunderstood would be a better word to use,” Winslow said. “People don’t really know me yet.”

Winslow said he was ‘blessed,’ to return to the state of Florida, where he played collegiately.

“Cleveland treated me right,” Winslow said. “Everything didn’t go as planned there, but I had a good time playing there.”

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BuccinTex February 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

To me it’s going to come down to his health that will decide if this was a good deal for the Bucs. If he can play 14+ games this season then the production will be there….no matter who the QB is. If he only starts the 7-10 games like in his past then this trade will look one-sided favoring the Browns. In my opinion the ideal situation for the Bucs would be a 3rd rounder in 2009 and a sliding scale for the pick in 2010. The highest end of that scale being another 3rd round pick in 2010 if Kellen can start all 16 games. The low end of that being a 5th rounder in 2010 if he starts less than 8 games. We’ll just have to wait and see how it works out though. Who knows….a year from now we might all be talking about that steal of a trade we got in Kellen Winslow.

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