Winslow buys No. 80 off teammate

BEREA, Ohio -- Kellen Winslow Jr. already had his Hall of
Fame father's soft hands. Now he's got his number, too.

Winslow, the Browns' talented rookie tight end, was able to buy
No. 80 -- the number his dad made famous with the San Diego Chargers
-- from teammate Aaron Shea for his first season in the NFL.

Winslow wore No. 11 during the exhibition season and had been
after Shea for weeks about changing numbers. Finally, Winslow met
Shea's undisclosed asking price.

Shea wouldn't say how much he got from Winslow, who held out of
training camp for 12 days before signing a six-year, $40 million
contract with Cleveland.

All Shea would reveal was that he didn't get as much for the
jersey as former teammate Mark Campbell, who made Buffalo rookie
wide receiver Lee Evans pay him $20,000 for No. 83 with the Bills.

"I didn't get a deal like Campbell got," said Shea. "Campbell
robbed the guy. I guess I have to work on my negotiating skills."

Shea joked that he could use tips from some high-profile agents
before he gets involved in another bargaining session with Winslow.

"He had the Postons negotiating for him," Shea said referring
to Winslow's representatives. "I'm doing it all by myself."

Winslow did not comment on his number switch. He has not spoken
to the local media since Aug. 17.

Shea had worn No. 80 since joining the Browns in 2000. After
giving it up to Winslow, he had a choice of No. 83, Campbell's old
number with the Browns, or No. 89, the same number one of his
boyhood idols, Mike Ditka, wore for Chicago.

"I went with Campbell," said Shea.