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Winslow on playing the Browns: "Just another team"



Tight end Kellen Winslow spent five tumultuous  seasons in Cleveland, which included a well-publicized motorcycle accident, multiple knee surgeries and a staph infection.

But while he enjoyed his relationship with Browns fans, he downplayed opening the regular season against his former Browns team.

"It's going to be good,'' Winslow said. "You know, it's really just another team. It's a blessing to be here. It's where I want to be and I'm fortunate.

"Everything that went up there with Cleveland was a growing process for me. I really grew up and matured. It was hard up there because we weren't winning a lot and it was just frustrating at times. But I'm here now and I'm having fun. I'm glad I'm with Raheem. We love him so much.''

Winslow was asked about how much Browns fans appreciated his effort to play through pain.

"Nobody really knows what I go through,'' Winslow said. "It's just special to play this game, it is a privilege to play this game. You know, it is all about the fans. That's what motivates us to play and that's where the support comes from, so it is special.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 6:08pm]


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