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The Kellen Winslow interview

So, what exactly did Kellen Winslow say in that SiriusXM radio interview this morning?

We took a listen to the full interview and have provided the portion that references Winslow’s conversation with coach Greg Schiano. The full transcript follows:

On what he was told by Greg Schiano:

“They’re not looking for my services this year. He said that he’d help me out with the trade. It’s kind of shocking, but that’s what it is."

On the reasons for the decision:

“He was kind of upset that I wasn’t there working out with the team in the offseason. And the first week of OTAs. But look, I’ve been there the last three years and I’ve had a successful career so far. You just don’t get rid of one of your best players because of that.

“That’s just what I was told. I have nothing bad to say about Coach Schiano. It was just a disagreement on why I’m not there yet. I was training in San Diego and I was going to start (attending) today. I was going to start training for the season today back in Tampa. You have commit yourself every year. It’s a hard thing to get ready for. I was going to start today and got the call on Saturday that they’re looking for somebody else."

More on his offseason attendance:

“We had the previous minicamp. I went to that and then I came back to San Diego to train… I got the call Saturday night when I basically got (to Tampa). They tried to catch me before I left but that didn’t happen. So, I came out here (to Tampa) to hear I’d be traded. But it’s okay. I’ll be okay.”

On how much he has left:
“I’ve got a bunch let. If you turn on the tape, I’m running, I’m cutting. It is painful. . . The first year back was the most painful. It wasn’t the ACL. It was the impact of the accident. The knee was the size of a basketball when I first got to the hospital. It was scary stuff. But I’ve overcome a lot. I’m living my dream. I’ve had a good career. I haven’t been on winning teams. It’s been real difficult, but I’m looking to changing that and looking forward to a fresh start.”

Click here to listen to the actual audio of the interview.

[Last modified: Monday, May 21, 2012 5:01pm]


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