Winslow did not travel with the team to Miami two weeks ago, but was in uniform against the Chiefs and participated in warm-ups. Coach Morris wants Winslow ready for the regular season opener against Cleveland and does not want to put any more stress on Winslow’s knees than he has too. Usually the preseason offers the chance for players to get in the much needed repetitions for the regular season, but Winslow is an exception to this.
Winslow is the Bucs best and most reliable target. Setting franchise records in receiving and touchdowns last year, he became the go-to weapon for Freeman and it will most likely continue this season as well as the Bucs shift to a more West-Coast oriented offense. Winslow is healthy and has been practicing, but everyone is taking it easy on him because of the knee concerns. Winslow will start against Cleveland, there is no question about that and everyone is hoping he will play all of the regular season games as well. So for now, Winslow sits and watches his team work, but his time to play will soon be coming.