Last year, right-tackle Eric Winston inked a four year, 22-million dollar deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Fast forward to yesterday: Winston was released by KC after playing out just one year of the contract. Quite the turn of events for the 6'7", 300 pound lineman who played college ball at UMiami. Now the big man is looking for a new home.
Winston started all 16 games in his one season in KC
Drafted in the third round of the 2006 draft by the Texans, Winston quickly found a role with the team, starting seven games in his rookie year. He would proceed to start 87 games for Houston until he was released in March of 2012. Five days later, he signed the four year, big money deal with the Chiefs, and started all 16 games for them this past season. Durability does not appear to be an issue for Winston.
Obviously things didn't work out for him there. It seems to be a case of him just not fitting into the team's long term plans, as they have young talent on their line. He's a tack...