Just because Cleveland suspended tight end Kellen Winslow for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville without pay doesn’t mean this story is over.
Far from it, in fact.
Winslow is appealing the suspension, and the appeal is expected to be heard Friday or Saturday in Cleveland. The NFL Players Association will handle Winslow’s appeal and argue why it believes it is unfair for the Browns to suspend him for one game without pay, costing the tight end $235,294 of his $4 million salary for this season.
Once the matter is settled, there is the issue of what Cleveland will do with Winslow in the future. It already explored the possibility of dealing him before the trade deadline. Winslow has talked about his desire to land a new contract. The two sides clearly have their disagreements, and some would not be surprised if, once again this offseason, the Browns looked to ship off Winslow again.