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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Winslow not at first OTA

Update 6 p.m. GM Mark Dominik said the team was not surprised Kellen Winslow missed the first voluntary workout, saying Winslow was taking care of a "personal matter."

Dominik said Winslow's absence is nothing the team, or it's fans, should be overly concerned about.

Tight end Kellen Winslow, the team's biggest off-season acquisition, did not attend the Bucs' first day or organized team activities.

Former Bucs defensive tackle Warren Sapp, who visited the club Tuesday, spared no criticism for Winslow.

"So when your team fires up OTA's and you're not here, I guess you're being misunderstood again, right?'' Sapp said. "Your past don't equal your future, but it will damn sure give me some reflection of what you might do. I'll leave it at that.''

Bucs coach Raheem Morris is not expected to be available until Wednesday.

No word yet as to why Winslow did not attend the voluntary workouts Tuesday, but team officials were aware that he had a conflict and would join them soon.

Quarterback Luke McCown said Winslow's absence Tuesday will not be a setback.

"I don't think so, not this early,'' McCown said. "Kellen is a professional, he's a Pro Bowler, he knows how to get his body ready. I talk with Kellen weekly and make sure we're on the same page.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:32pm]

    

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