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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 ...
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The Kansas City Chiefs have released offensive tackle Eric Winston after one season, per Pro Football Talk.
Winston took to Twitter to share his thoughts after the team’s decision became public.
“Just wanted to confirm that I have been released,” he wrote. “Even though it was an incredibly tough year on and off the field last year, I wouldn’t trade the relationships I...
NFL Free AgencyTags: Eric WinstonPhiladelphia EaglesTodd HerremansRight now, there’s a decent chance that the Eagles will select an offensive tackle in the first round, but that could change if they’re able to sign former Kansas City offensive tackle Eric Winston, whom the Chiefs released on Wednesday. The move was reportedly done to...
The Kansas City Chiefs made another move in their roster overhaul under new leadership Wednesday night, releasing right tackle Eric Winston after only one season.
The team had not announced the move, but Winston said on Twitter: ''Just wanted to confirm that I have been released.'' Winston went on to say that although he had a difficult season, ''I wouldn...
Right tackle Eric Winston was let go by the Chiefs on Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:Kansas City is in rebuilding mode and cutting Winston frees up about $3.5 million in salary space. Winston shouldn't have any trouble finding a new team this offseason.
I don’t normally talk about teams cutting players, but this one is a big deal. Just two day after franchising left tackle Branden Albert, the Chiefs have cut right tackle Eric Winston. The first thing this means is that the Chiefs are almost definitely locked into one of two offensive tackles, Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher, #1 overall.
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Eric Winston will be a free agent for the second time in as many years. (Credit: AP Photo)
The Kansas City Chiefs made a valiant effort in keeping both receiver Dwayne Bowe and left tackle Branden Albert off the free agent market. Unfortunately, keeping these high-priced players comes with a cost, and that meant the team had to make a hard cut, letting go of right tackle Eric Winston...
Eric Winston, a highly regarded offensive tackle at 6-7, 302, 8th year out of Miami, was released by the Kansas City Chiefs last night.
Winston has started in 96 straight games in the NFL. He was originally drafted by Houston in the 3rd round in 2006. Last season was his first for the Chiefs on a 4-year, $22 million contract...
Whilst we do not imagine Eric Winston to have the ego of Rob Ryan, we cannot believe Winston's parting shot to the Chiefs being, 'I will be snapped up in 5 minutes'. And yet whilst it took Rex Ryan's brother a bit longer to get a job and then lose it in St. Louis, Eric Winston has been approached by Andy Reid's old side the Philadelphia Eagles.