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Friday, February 27, 2009
Breaking down Winslow's numbers


Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

ESPN Stats & Information just sent over some numbers on tight end Kellen Winslow, who was traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday.

Even though Winslow missed six games and endured a staph infection last season, he's been one of the league's most productive tight ends since 2006. In those three seasons, Winslow's 214 receptions rank third among all NFL tight ends. His 2,409 receiving yards rank fourth and his nine receptions of 30 or more yards tie for second.

He gives Tampa Bay something the Bucs have been missing for a long time and that's a pass-catching tight end. The Bucs haven't had a tight end selected to the Pro Bowl since Jimmie Giles went in 1985.

The Bucs never have had a tight end come close to 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Giles had 786 receiving yards in 1981 and Jackie Harris set the season record for receptions by a tight end with 62 in 1995.