Winslow ready for fresh beginning with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. — Kellen Winslow is ready to prove he still has something left for the Seattle Seahawks.

Winslow was excited to join his new team and eager to make an impact. Seattle hopes Winslow can help boost the production from a position that was woefully uninspiring a season ago.

"I fit in with this offense real well," Winslow said Thursday. "Zach (Miller) and I will be — it'll be a lot of mismatches that they'll have to cover and we've got some talent here, so I'm excited."

Winslow was acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay for a conditional pick in next year's draft on Monday. He was not in the Buccaneers' plans under new coach Greg Schiano.

"Whenever a new regime comes in, it's a little tough because everybody has a clean slate," Winslow said. "I just wasn't part of their vision and I'm here and I'm happy."

Winslow has played in 16 games in five of the last six seasons and has posted at least 66 catches a year when healthy. Seahawks tight ends combined for just 43 catches last season.

Winslow adds a productive pass-catching threat that Carroll can play on the end of the line or split out wide to put stress on opposing defenses.

"We like guys with special dimensions and he's got them," coach Pete Carroll said.

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