The Seattle Seahawks released veteran tight end Kellen Winslow Saturday, keeping true to the team’s past form of tinkering with its roster even after all training camp cuts are made.
A team spokesman confirmed Winslow’s release shortly after it was first reported by ESPN.com. Winslow was scheduled to make $3.3 million in base salary in 2012, following his trade from Tampa Bay to Seattle in May.
Seattle moved quickly to fill Winslow’s spot by agreeing to terms with former Cleveland tight end Evan Moore, who was released by the Browns on Friday.
Moore caught 34 passes for 324 yards and four touchdowns a season ago for Cleveland.
The Seahawks gave up a conditional draft pick to the Buccaneers to get Winslow.
NFL, officials fail to reach agreement
The NFL and its on-field referees union failed to reach an agreement in New York, and the league said it’s proceeding with replacement officials.
The NFL locked out the referees in early June, then hired replacements, whose work in exhibition games has been heavily criticized.
Cleveland rookie RB closer to return
Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson was riding a stationary bike at practice, the closest he’s been to the field since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 9.