So far it looks like the Seattle Seahawks are very happy with the offseason acquisition of tight end Kellen Winslow. One things for sure, they’ll certainly be using him all over the field, according to ProFootballWeekly.com.
“He could provide the offense with a huge lift,” one daily team observer told Dan Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com. “When the team signed (former Raiders TE Zach) Miller last year, the big talk was that (John) Carlson was on the way out, but that was never the case. They really looked forward to using both Miller and Carlson, but then Carlson went down (with a torn labrum). Winslow is both a better athlete and receiver than Carlson, and they’re planning on playing him all over the field.”
Despite the fact that Winslow has a bad knee, he had a very productive season in 2011.
“I think (Winslow) feels like he’s been given a breath of fresh air (in Seattle),” the observer said. “He lives in San Diego, and he seems to like it here. Another factor with him is that he just happened to have three monster games against the Seahawks (including a 7-98 receiving day with two TDs in his most recent game vs. Seattle in Week 16 of the 2010 season). When you consider all he cost was a seventh-round pick (that could be upgraded to a sixth-rounder), all you can say is, ‘wow!’ ”