Winslow gone for ’05

It’s official: Kellen Winslow will miss the entire 2005 season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Winslow and the Browns learned the results of a recent MRI Wednesday.

According to Tony Grossi from the PD, the Browns could require the tight end to pay them anywhere between $5.7 million and $10.7 million for being in breach of his contract. While I certainly believe they’ll get some of that money back, I doubt the Browns will force Winslow to cough up the entire amount because they won’t want to strain their relationship with a player the team no doubt feels is still a big part of their future plans.

The worst part about all of this is the damper Winslow’s injury puts on this year’s draft. Part of the reason the Braylon Edwards pick looked so good was the thought of pairing Edwards and Winslow in the passing game. Losing Winslow (again) now puts more pressure on Trent Dilfer and the running game.

Hopefully another lost season will serve as a kick in the ass for Winslow. All the talent in the world doesn’t mean squat if you’re an immature kid who makes poor decisions.

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