It could be a game of musical chairs this week at the tight end position for several teams, and Kellen Winslow is reportedly going to be the one left standing when the music stops -- at least this round. The reports coming out of Tampa Bay are that the Bucs will cut ties with longtime starting tight end Kellen Winslow to move on as head coach Greg Schiano puts his own scheme and personnel in place. That means they could be shopping for a particular tight end making the rounds in Dallas Clark.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Bucs worked out free agent TE Dallas Clark and they could sign him.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 21, 2012
Clark has worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Peter King recently called the Chiefs the frontrunners to get him. The team then signed Martin Rucker after a tryout camp, but Rucker didn't even play in the NFL last season, so that's hardly a reason for the Chiefs to avoid anyone else. Rucker will get a chance to compete, but the Chiefs are still players for a veteran in the open market if they find a guy they like.
Durability concerns and a drop off after Kevin Boss at No. 2 are what make Dallas Clark and Kellen WInslow such enticing targets on the open market. Bring them in and the tight end productivity never drops off. If all are healthy, then Moeaki can become a great slot receiver on the field or a three tight end set becomes yet another weapon for Brian Daboll.
Expect some official moves to come soon.