The Seattle Seahawks confirmed this evening that the team has consummated a trade for Tampa Bay tight end Kellen Winslow Jr.
According to the team, Seattle gave up a conditional draft pick in 2013 to obtain Winslow.
UPDATE: ESPN’s Mike Sando reports Seattle gave up a seventh rounder that could be upgraded to a sixth rounder.
Winslow was asked by the Buccaneers not attend Organized Team Activities in Tampa Bay this week as the team worked to move him in a trade.
Winslow has three years remaining on his current contract and is due to make $3.3 million in base salary 2012.
The Seahawks had been looking to add a veteran tight end to the mix, and had Jacob Tamme and Visanthe Shiancoe in for visits during the first few weeks of free agency.
Tamme ended up signing with Denver, while Shiancoe still remains on the market.
Winslow is the pass-catching tight end Seattle had been looking to add to the mix after John Carlson signed with Minnesota in free agency.
Winslow has averaged 73 receptions a season for the past three years in Tampa Bay. And the Seahawks got a up-close look at his production two years ago in Tampa, when he caught seven passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-15 win over the Seahawks on Dec. 26, 2010.
At 6-foot-4 and 240-pounds, Winslow was a first-round selection by Cleveland in 2004. He finished with 219 passes in four seasons with the Browns, including a career-high 89 in 2006.
He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2007. Winslow turns 29 on July 21.
For his career, Winslow has 437 receptions for 4,836 yards and 23 touchdowns. He caught 75 passes for Tampa Bay last season, leading the team in receptions.
Seattle now has seven tight ends on the 90-man roster.