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Bengals looking for Mr. Right (Tackle)

CINCINNATI -- Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander knows one truism about his profession. "You're not going to go 16 games with the same starting offensive line," said Alexander. "It's the way the NFL is." For the second year in a row the Bengals are having to deal with a significant offensive line shuffle because of an injury to a starter late in the season. Last season it...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

RT Eric Winston quickly settling in with Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) Right tackle Eric Winston sat out most of the season, waiting for a team to give him another chance. He finally got it with the Bengals, and he's settling right in. Winston was in for 45 percent of the offensive plays during Cincinnati's 30-0 win in Cleveland on Sunday, less than two weeks after signing as a free agent. The 31-year-old lineman was released by Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Union: "Not consulted on conduct policy"

NEW YORK (AP) The players' union says it has not had input into a revamped personal conduct policy the NFL is preparing. NFL owners are meeting Wednesday in Irving, Texas, and are expected to see a framework for changes to the policy. The union has sought to have any alterations to the policy negotiated. The current policy was part of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement between...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals work to fix right tackle problem

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have acquired a familiar player to help them fix one of their biggest trouble spots heading toward the postseason. Veteran right tackle Eric Winston practiced on Wednesday a few hours after signing a contract. Coach Marvin Lewis has known Winston for years through his work with the NFL's Competition Committee. The Bengals (8-3-1) lead the AFC North by...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Tuesday 12/2

Bengals Bengals signed OT Eric Winston. (NFLTR) Bengals waived OT Jamon Meredith. Bengals waived LB J.K. Schaffer from the injured reserve list. Bills Bills sign WR Eric Thomas to their practice squad. Bills released WR Travis Harvey from their practice squad. Buccaneers Buccaneers signed WR/KR Solomon Patton off of the Cardinals’ practice squad. (NFLTR) Buccaneers waived TE...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Sign Veteran T Eric Winston

Who will play right tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium? Thanks to the Bengals signing a veteran tackle on Tuesday, it sounds like even they aren’t totally sure right now. According to the Bengals, they signed veteran tackle and current NFLPA president Eric Winston […] Bengals Sign Veteran T Eric Winston...
Via Steelers Depot
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals sign offensive tackle Eric Winston

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed Eric Winston on Tuesday, giving them another candidate to play right tackle with Andre Smith hurt. Winston, a nine-year veteran, started at right tackle for five seasons in Houston and one each in Kansas City and Arizona. He played in the preseason with Seattle and was released. Winston is head of the NFL Players Association. Smith is out for the...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals sign Winston to bolster offensive line

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals have decided not to stand pat following the loss of right tackle Andre Smith for the season. Veteran Eric Winston has signed a one-year contract with the Bengals. Winston, a nine-year player who happens to also be the president of the NFL Players Association, spent training camp with Seattle but has not played this season. The team made the official announcement...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Sign Veteran OT Eric Winston

Update: Eric Winston has already confirmed the news via his Twitter account. Who dey! who dey! who dey think goin to beat them Bengals!?!?! — Eric Winston (@ericwinston) December 2, 2014 ———- Geoff Hobson first reported that the Cincinnati Bengals were close to signing veteran OT Eric Winston to a contract on Tuesday. Mike Garafolo has confirmed that the Bengals have...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Bring In OTs Eric Winston & J’Marcus Webb For Tryouts

Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings tried out veteran offensive tackles Eric Winston and J’Marcus Webb on Tuesday. This comes after the news that starting right tackle Phil Loadholt is out for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle. Winston, 31, signed on with the Seahawks back in late July after finding very little interest as a free agent. However...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL, union to discuss personal conduct

NEW YORK (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith will meet Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy. Goodell and NFL officials will be joined by Smith, the NFL Players Association's executive director, and Eric Winston, the union president. At last week's owners meetings, Goodell said a major topic was potential changes to NFL...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA presidents recognize patient approach

NEW YORK (AP) When Roger Goodell and several NFL owners were asked Wednesday how long a revamping of the NFL's personal conduct policy would take, they preached patience. Three men who have led the players' union must have been nodding their heads in agreement. Current NFLPA leader Eric Winston and past presidents Kevin Mawae and Domonique Foxworth say that has always been the union...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL To Begin Testing For HGH On Monday

Now we will really find out who’s cheating.  I expect some really big names to eventually star failing their drug test.   The NFL will begin testing for human growth hormone on Monday, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer. Per source, testing for human growth hormone in the NFL begins on Monday. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 4, 2014 The league and the NFL Players...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL To Begin Testing For HGH On Monday

Now we will really find out who’s cheating.  I expect some really big names to eventually star failing their drug test.   The NFL will begin testing for human growth hormone on Monday, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer. Per source, testing for human growth hormone in the NFL begins on Monday. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 4, 2014 The league and the NFL Players...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA approves new NFL drug policy

The NFL Players Association has approved the league’s drug policy proposal after a vote by player reps Friday afternoon. Sources: The @NFL’s proposed new drug policy that includes HGH testing has passed in a vote of @NFLPA player reps. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2014 I am told the @NFLPA’s leaders including president Eric Winston spoke in support of the new...
Via Sports-Glory
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL players approve new drug policy

Update: Players vote unanimously to approve the term sheet for the new Drug Policy. — Eric Winston (@ericwinston) September 12, 2014 ——– Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the NFLPA has approved the terms of the new drug policy. Ian Rapoport mentions that the deal does in fact include HGH testing. According to Rapoport, not a single player rep voted against the new...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Union reps to revisit NFL's latest drug policy proposal

  Player representatives to the union will again discuss the NFL's latest drug policy proposal, and on the table are changes that could provide for HGH testing. A conference call was scheduled for late afternoon and a vote was possible. The 32 player reps did not vote earlier this week after a similar call. The league and union initially agreed to testing for human growth hormone...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA Elects To Delay Vote On League’s New Drug Policy Proposal

NEW YORK — The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL’s proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing. After a conference call of about one hour Tuesday night during which the proposal was discussed, the player reps opted to take no action. The proposal was not delivered to the union until midday. “There...
Via NESN.com
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL player reps delay vote on leagues' new drug policy proposal

  The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL's proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing. After a conference call of about one hour Tuesday night during which the proposal was discussed, the player reps opted to take no action. The proposal was not delivered to the union until midday. ''There was no vote tonight...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Hosting RT Eric Winston & G Wade Smith For Visits

  ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are hosting veterans RT Eric Winston and G Wade Smith for visits on Tuesday. Caplan adds that the Eagles are also bringing in some free agent linebackers as well. The Eagles could be without OL Allen Barbre for the rest of the season, so it should come as no surprise to hear that they are meeting with some veteran...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: NFL, union to meet Monday, try to hammer out new drug policy

Representatives from the NFL Players Association will meet with league officials in New York on Monday in an attempt to overcome the final sticking points in negotiations regarding a new drug policy, sources have told FOX Sports. Monday's session will mark the first face-to-face meeting in over a month, said one source who also noted the players requested the sit-down. NFLPA president...
Via Fox Sports
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Could Consider Signing Veteran RT Eric Winston

  Rob Demovsky of ESPN mentions that the Packers could be considering signing veteran RT Eric Winston to a contract following the injury to Bryan Bulaga. However, Demovsky points out that there’s nothing concrete as of now regarding the Packers bringing him in. Bulaga is dealing with a sprained MCL and is hoping to test it out next week. Green Bay’s backup option is former...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL players' union says league wants DUI policy change

  The players' union says the NFL has asked for the right to immediately suspend players who are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. NFL Players Association executives told The Associated Press on Friday that the league's proposal to increase penalties for DUI offenses includes a provision to suspend or discipline a player before the completion of his legal...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks will be releasing one draft pick; Find out who else makes the cut

The Seattle Seahawks have already made a few moves, but the Super Bowl Champions will be releasing more before their deadline here shortly. Here is who is released already: QB Terrelle Pryor, FB Kiero Small, OT Eric Winston, WR Arceto Clark, WR Seantavius Jones, CB Phillip Adams, LB Korey Toomer, DE Benson Mayowa, and DT […] The post Seahawks will be releasing one draft pick; Find...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Release Veteran RT Eric Winston

  Pro Football Talk reports that the Seahawks have released veteran RT Eric Winston as they work to get their roster down to 53 players. The Seahawks paid Winston a $60,000 signing bonus, but he had a $100,000 roster bonus for Week 1, according to Brian McIntyre. Winston, 30, signed on with the Seahawks back in late July after finding very little interest as a free agent. He accepted...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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