Winslow and T.O.: Fun while they lasted

The Seattle Seahawks generated headlines this offseason by signing Kellen Winslow and Terrell Owens.

It's looking like neither will factor for the team in 2012.

The team released Owens last week and Winslow on Saturday. The latter move was more surprising, in my view, given the clear vision Seattle seemed to have for Winslow as a receiving tight end.

There were no immediate indications Seattle planned to re-sign Winslow after Week 1. Doing so would spare the Seahawks from guaranteeing his 2012 salary and parting with a conditional draft choice promised to Tampa Bay as part of the deal to acquire Winslow.

The knee issues Winslow brought with him from the Bucs likely worked against him as Seattle determined whether to commit roughly $3 million in salary for a player unable to practice regularly during the season. The team is already paying $6 million in salary for tight end Zach Miller.

Without Winslow, however, the Seahawks were left with only Miller and Anthony McCoy at the position. I would expect them to sign another tight end.