Nov 20, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) rushes with the football during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Buccaneers 35-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders Interested in Free Agent TE Kellen Winslow


The Raiders have expressed interest in free agent tight end Kellen Winslow, according to the NFL Network. 

Winslow excelled for the Buccaneers and Browns, but was released by the Patriots after just one game in 2012.

A former first round pick of the Browns, Winslow racked up a 1,000-plus yard season in 2007 with 149 receptions and five touchdowns, making the Pro Bowl that year.

He was traded to Tampa Bay in 2009, and in his first year, set single-season franchise records for a tight end in receptions (77) and receiving yards (884). His 77 catches led the team that season.

Winslow would lead the Buccaneers in receptions in 2010 and 2011 before being traded to the Seahawks. He was waived after declining to take a pay cut.

Winslow would catch one pass for 12 yards for the Patriots last season before asking for his release.

The Raiders lost starting tight end Brandon Myers to the Giants earlier this offseason.

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