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Eric Winston draws immediate interest

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On Monday, veteran right tackle Eric Winston revealed that the Texans plan to cut him.  On Tuesday, they did.

By Tuesday night, Winston has lined up visits with the Dolphins, Chiefs, and Rams, according to a league source.

Winston also may visit the Ravens and Redskins.

A six-year veteran, Winston started every game for the last five seasons.  He played college football at the University of Miami.

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23 Responses to “Eric Winston draws immediate interest”
  1. swagjag says: Mar 13, 2012 7:50 PM

    Yeah… We’re set with Guy Whimper. (eye roll)

  2. getagripdummie says: Mar 13, 2012 7:50 PM

    He’s a Dolphin.

  3. FinFan68 says: Mar 13, 2012 7:51 PM

    At least the dolphins recognize that glaring hole at right tackle although reiff would be cheaper in the draft…unless they like Tannehill in rnd 1

  4. mrbigass says: Mar 13, 2012 7:51 PM

    Class act and a good player. No idea who they have in mind to replace him but sorry to see him go.

  5. skins757 says: Mar 13, 2012 7:51 PM

    Welcome to the Skins!!!!Hail!!!!

  6. thehairychestsportsblog says: Mar 13, 2012 7:52 PM

    Jump in the shopping cart here in DC big E

  7. eddiemeredith says: Mar 13, 2012 7:52 PM

    Is the hype of him being one of the best RTs in the game false,is there an injury we don’t know about or are the texans just trying to cut cap… because this didn’t make any sense to me.

  8. txnsvols0489 says: Mar 13, 2012 7:52 PM

    Rick Smith better know what the hell he is doing with the Texans. We MUST resign Brisiel and Myers

  9. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 13, 2012 7:52 PM

    God I hope Rick had a great reason to cut this guy.. I mean he was getting 5.5 mil or something but a good right tackle isn’t easy to replace.

  10. miller2012 says: Mar 13, 2012 7:54 PM

    Come to Cleveland then are o-line will be the best in the AFC

  11. jfibertkc says: Mar 13, 2012 7:56 PM

    Wow so Pioli and Clark are Atleast making a few phone calls from the golf course. They better get serious.

  12. mcconnellrules says: Mar 13, 2012 7:59 PM

    Skins need this guy… Danny, do yo thang.

  13. geniusesq says: Mar 13, 2012 8:11 PM

    You’d think the Skins would have signed him by now.

    At 5’10 182, I don’t think Eddie Royal can play RT.

    Hail

  14. charmcityalum says: Mar 13, 2012 8:13 PM

    Man I could be wrong and far be it of me to question Ozzie if he was to bring Winston in but from where I’m sitting another right tackle is the last thing the Ravens need.

    Ohre had an excellent rookie season over there and I think after trying him at LT his second season they realized he belongs on the right side where he quietly had another strong season last year not to mention they drafted Jah Reid in the third round last year as another Right tackle.

    With no current center under contract, McKinnie at the end of his contract and career and, in all probability losing Grubbs to free agency RT should be the last O line position the Ravens are worried about.

  15. mgm36 says: Mar 13, 2012 8:18 PM

    Eric’s a great guy. Got back to Houston on Monday morning from a USO/NFL trip to visit troops in Afghanistan, was called into the office and was released. Never complained. Look for him to sign with Miami. His brother is a scout for the dolphins, eric played at univ of miami (fl) and Mike Sherman is the OC at the dolphins, Sherman coached Winston when he was with the Texans

  16. duncanthecat says: Mar 13, 2012 8:20 PM

    Sounds to me like Houston could have traded him for some picks.

  17. rolisrgti06 says: Mar 13, 2012 8:41 PM

    Winston would thrive pretty well in a run first offense. He is an excellent run blocker. However, his pass pro is shaky at times. Put him in a power running offense and he will be gold.

  18. vmannj says: Mar 13, 2012 8:45 PM

    It wouldn’t be the month of March if the ‘skins weren’t trying to buy a trophy…again (and again, and again and…)

  19. jamaltimore says: Mar 13, 2012 8:51 PM

    They really need to change the name from Free Agency to the one time in the NFL year that you can shout Racist chants. Go Redskins! This is your time to shine enjoy!

  20. bebopa says: Mar 13, 2012 8:52 PM

    We need insurance for Grubbs , Go Ravens!!

  21. johnnyblumpkin says: Mar 13, 2012 9:19 PM

    Not sure where he’d fit in with the Ravens. Right tackle is set, so unless he can switch to left tackle or left guard…….

  22. noquickreactionshere says: Mar 14, 2012 8:38 AM

    Redskins will sign him… oh wait he’s not a WR… nevermind. They have no use for non-WR’s

  23. rg3isvictory says: Mar 14, 2012 11:59 AM

    Expert zone blocker who player with Shanny jr. in Houston under a system Shanny Sr. made famous in Denver!!! Sounds like he’s clearly going to become apart of the RG3 fan club security squad!!!

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