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Bucs officially sign Dallas Clark, trade Kellen Winslow to Seahawks

If nothing else, Greg Schiano is a man of his word.

After the Bucs new coach informed tight end Kellen Winslow over the weekend that the Bucs planned to trade him, Tampa Bay late tonight executed a deal with the Seahawks, trading Winslow to Seattle for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick. The deal came after the Bucs' exhaustive efforts to deal Winslow.

That move cleared the way for the Bucs to add former Colts star Dallas Clark to the roster, as expected. Clark signed a 1-year deal, the team announced.

Clark, 32, is considered a short-term solution at the position, but the Bucs are hoping he can mentor the likes of Luke Stocker, the team's 2011 fourth-round pick.

"Dallas Clark is a consummate pro and proven playmaker," general manager Mark Dominik said. "He will be another asset, on and off the field, for our team. In addition to Luke Stocker’s continued improvement in his ability as an every-down tight end, we feel we have talent and depth at the tight end position."

The Seahawks addressed a position of need with the trade, adding Winslow after losing John Carlson and Zach Miller in free agency.

[Last modified: Monday, May 21, 2012 11:59pm]

    

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