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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.
Cutting Eric Winston doesn’t save them much on the cap (700K) and it’s not like they were pressed for cap room anyway. Winston is more than a fine player and you don’t cut a player like that unless you desperately need the cap room or you have access to someone who can easily replace him. The Chiefs don’t seem to have anyone like that inside the organization, after 2012 3rd round pick Donald Stephenson was awful in limited action last season, so the obvious assumption is that they are planning on taking one through the draft. Of course, that’s assuming the Chiefs are being logical.
I don’t see this move as being logica...
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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.
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...
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According to ProFootballtalk.com, Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star believes the Chiefs may end up trading offensive tackle Brandon Albert after placing the franchise tag on him yesterday. This would make a lot of sense. The Chiefs don’t want Albert to play left tackle any longer and we know he’s not interested in switching to guard. Kansas City would be...
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Brandon Albert told Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star that he hasn’t been asked to move to change positions now that he’s been designated as their franchise player. Albert said he hasn’t talked with Andy Reid or OL coach Andy Heck. Hasn’t been asked to move positions, at least not yet — Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) March 4, 2013 Albert...
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.