We finally have our annual shocking roster move on the eve of the season by Pete Carroll and John Schneider.
As that Tweet says, the Seahawks have waived veteran TE Kellen Winslow Jr. Winslow was schedule to make $4.8 mil this season. The Seahawks acquired Wilslow this past offseason from Tampa for a 7th round draft choice.
Wilsow figured heavily in Seahawks offensive plan this season, and was used extensively throughout training camp and the preseason to create matchup problems for opposing teams. Winslow was thought to be a key offensive weapons for the coming season.
There is still word as to why the Seahawks have decided to release Winslow. I’ve heard of no off-field incident, nor any take of any problems inside the locker room. Even Earl Thomas, per his twitter account, was surprised and confused by the report.
Update: Danny ONeil of the Seattle Times is now reporting that the Seahawks asked Winslow to take a pay cut, and he refused. This led to his release today.
An additional roster move is now needed to fill the void at TE. Expect a player to be signed later today. McGrath, the undraft TE who looked great in the preseason and has recently been added to the practice squad, is certainly an option at this point.