Clarifying the Bucs' compensation in the Kellen Winslow and Brian Price trades
In the past few days, former Bucs Kellen Winslow and Brian Price both have been released by the teams the Bucs traded them to.
Saturday, it was the Seahawks releasing Winslow, the former Bucs tight end. And, today, the Bears released former defensive tackle Price to make room on their roster for a player who was briefly a Buc, Amobi Okoye.
So, how do these outcomes affect the compensation for the respective trades involving conditional draft picks?
The Seahawks' trade was conditional on Winslow being on the roster, which of course he is not. Unless he re-joins the team at some point this season, the Bucs will get nothing. That deal ends up being, basically, a wash.
For Price, the Bucs are still due a seventh-round next year to complete the trade. On that deal, Tampa Bay more or less comes out ahead.