Money was thought to be an issue when Seattle traded for him. And now that appears to be the case, as the Seahawks announced that they have waived tight end Kellen Winslow.
Winslow’s departure leaves a gaping hole at the tight end position for Seattle. Zach Miller remains one of the best blocking tight ends in the league, and is a solid option in the passing game. And Anthony McCoy showed during the preseason that he’s ready to take the next step.
However, neither bring the dynamic, pass-catching ability that Winslow offers. The San Diego native had three years left on his deal. Winslow’s was owed three years and $13.3 million in base salary. Winslow, 29, was schedule to make $3.3 million this year.
It appears the Seahawks had too much tied up in the tight end position. Miller was schedule to make $6 million this season, and has four more years left on his $34 million deal.