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Home to one of the top-tier offensive lines in the league, the cap-strapped Houston Texans made an alarming decision to release right tackle Eric Winston on Monday evening.
ProFootballTalk.com noted a week ago that his $5.5 million base salary made him a candidate to be asked to take a pay cut or restructure his contract, but the team’s verdict to cut him just before the start of 2012 NFL Free Agency comes as a serious head-scratcher.
Not only was the world of Twitter and the NFL in shock, but so was Winston.
“Unfortunately I have bad news,” Winston wrote via Twitter. “The Texans have decided to release me today. Although it is a surprise, I have nothing but positive memories and great relationships that I have built over the years. While my future seems uncertain, I am confident I will land on my feet. Let me say thank you to Mr. McNair and the whole Texan organization. They have had big role in the player and person I have become. And last but not least to my fans and teammates. Y...
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In a shocking move the Houston Texans have released starting right tackle Eric Winston late Monday afternoon. The 28-year-old Winston has been with the Texans since 2006 and has started 87 games at the right tackle position. Winston had this to say via twitter.
Unfortunately I have bad news. The Texans have decided to release me today. Although it is a surprise, I have nothing...
There is an asterisk attached to the surprising release of long-time Houston Texans right tackle Eric Winston.
A source told FOXSports.com that Winston was listed under the "waived/failed physical" designation by the Texans when cut. Winston, though, told FOXSports.com that the billing stems from his having undergone arthroscopic ankle surgery in February.
In a text message...
In a surprising pre-free agency move, the Texans released veteran right tackle Eric Winston Monday. Winston has started every Texans game since 2007.
The team has not commented on the move and when reached by text, Winston indicated to FOXSportsHouston.com that he was tying up loose ends and he would discuss the matter at a later time.
According to published figures Winston'...
The Houston Texans have released right tackle Eric Winston.
The six-year veteran confirmed the news Monday on Twitter, writing "Unfortunately I have bad news. The Texans have decided to release me today. Although it is a surprise, I have nothing but positive memories."
Winston has started 87 of 92 games with the Texans since he was selected with the 66th overall pick...
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The Texans made a head scratching move yesterday, cutting Eric Winston, their right tackle who was ProFootballFocus’ 11th rated offensive tackle and who had not missed a start since 2006. Winston was owed 5.5 million in 2012, but you can’t argue he’s not worth that. In a weak offensive tackle class that includes the injury prone (Jared Gaither, Demetrius Bell), the unproven...