NFL Trade Rumors: Potential Landing Spots for Kellen Winslow

Jeffrey SchmidtCorrespondent IIIMay 21, 2012

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 26:  Tight end Kellen Winslow #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs after a catch against the Seattle Seahawks during the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 26, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Kellen Winslow's tenure in Tampa Bay appears to be over. 

The news broke this morning during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. The tight end said that he was told by the team that they are no longer in need of his services and that the Bucs will attempt to trade him.

That is a good news for a number of tight end-needy teams, because Winslow has been a very productive player for the Buccaneers over the past three seasons. The tight end has amassed 2,377 yards, 12 touchdowns and 218 receptions during his time in Tampa and he appears to have a few years left in the tank.

Below are teams that should consider acquiring the tight end.

New York Giants  

The Giants acquired Martellus Bennett in the offseason, but the team is still thin at the tight end position. New York is unsure if Jake Ballard will be 100 percent at the start of the season, which opens up the need for a viable pass-catcher to work the middle of the field.

Chicago Bears 

The Bears are another team that can use Winslow's services. The team has upgraded its receiving corps tremendously this offseason, but its lacks a playmaker at the tight end position. The team only had 25 receptions from its tight ends in 2011.

Dallas Cowboys

The team lost Martellus Bennett this offseason, and they can certainly use another tight end behind Jason Witten.

Mike Jenkins has been rumored to be on the trading block and the Buccaneers could use another cornerback. Swap players  and its a win/win for both parties.  

Cleveland Browns

The Browns may not want to deal with this nightmare again, but he might be worth the risk at the right price.  

Oakland Raiders

This maybe the ideal fit for Winslow, because the tight end could step right in and be the main target in the Oakland offense. The Raiders parted ways with Kevin Boss in the offseason, which means that the need for a tight end is there.

Winslow is an excellent route-runner and he would certainly make Carson Palmer's life a hell of a lot easier.