The Kellen Winslow contract situation/OTA absence has been a major topic of discussion in the past few weeks in Browns country. It has been no secret that the Browns’ tight end wants a new contract. And now, Phil Savage has said the team does not “have a lot of wiggle room right now at this particular time.” In other words, it’s not happening anytime soon and there is a chance it may never happen at this point.
Winslow, everyone’s favorite soldier, is probably becoming more jaded by the day, flabbergasted by the disrespect he thinks he is receiving by the Browns organization. After all, he is a Pro Bowler. What he probably fails to realize is that the Browns stood by him after a broken leg, which was not his fault, but also after that motorcycle accident in hopes that he could regain some shred of his former self. And this is without mentioning the right knee that he is continuing to rehab that has forced to him to miss all of the team’s voluntary workouts and will most likely limit his activity during minicamp. The least Kellen could do is buy the team a thank-you card or, better yet, not request more money.
He should be counting his blessings; not only does he get to make over $4 million each of the next three years, the guy is still alive. When Drew Rosenhaus is your agent, you tend to overlook those little facts. And while Winslow’s play on the field has warranted a raise, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see it come from another team. One can only imagine what kind of physical condition he will be in four years down the road.