Dallas Clark isn't going to be the guy who replaces Winslow long-term. The move to trade Winslow to the Seattle Seahawks was as much about Stocker as it was Winslow's supposedly foul offseason attitude.
"I understand I was drafted by this team, and they want me to become the tight end of the future here," Stocker told PewterReport.com. "I hold myself to a high standard in that regard and I want to get to where they want me at. That's what I'm working for every day."
Stocker had just 12 catches last season, but he's known more as a perimeter blocker at this stage of his career. That will keep him on the field plenty in Tampa Bay's run-first offense. Stocker fractured his hip during training camp last year, causing him to miss valuable practice time in the lockout-shortened offseason.