When the Buccaneers open training camp on Saturday, TE Kellen Winslow is expected to take part in practices. He’s not expected to have a full workload.
The St. Petersburg Times reported Thursday the Bucs plan to watch Winslow closely and may limit his workload in practices, and even during preseason games. Bucs GM Mark Dominik indicated the Bucs will be very cautious.
“I think he’ll be off and on,” Dominik said. “Again, he’s going to be able to practice and do everything. We just want to get Kellen to the season and let him go. I know what Kellen can do. Whether he goes once a day, whatever he does, I think we’ll just monitor him closely and adjust it accordingly. We’re not worried about limiting him that way.”
Considering the Bucs could rely heavily on rookie receivers Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams, a healthy Winslow is that much more important.