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Eric Winston scheduled to arrive at Rams Park today

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The Chiefs hosted offensive tackle Eric Winston for a free agent visit on Thursday.

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reported last night that Kansas City was “pretty serious” about keeping Winston at club headquarters, intending to make the Chiefs his final free agent visit.

Winston is scheduled to visit Rams Park on Friday, however, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

So if the Chiefs let Winston get out of town, he might not come back.

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19 Responses to “Eric Winston scheduled to arrive at Rams Park today”
  1. cowboyhater says: Mar 16, 2012 12:35 PM

    That’s strange. He said he would only visit playoff contending teams. Hmm…..

  2. sportsmeccabi says: Mar 16, 2012 12:36 PM

    I still can’t think of any reason the Texans let him walk.

  3. orlandodawg says: Mar 16, 2012 12:46 PM

    Of course the headline doesn’t say “Eric Winston scheduled to arrive at Berea today”. That’s because I am guessing Browns have NO NEED for a RT. You have got to be kidding me. Holmgren and Heckert are killing me by their inactivity. Turn on the lights in your office guys, unlock the door, stop playing hide the sausage and get to damn work.

  4. radrhatr says: Mar 16, 2012 12:47 PM

    “scheduled”

    “IF”

    not much here

  5. thatobnoxiousguy says: Mar 16, 2012 12:51 PM

    oh well. Bye.

    I wonder if this comment is deleted by this sites censor nazis’ as well.
    If you don’t agree with some of this sites “talented journelists” or heap undeserved praise upon them, then your comment most likely will not be posted.

  6. juicedtothemax says: Mar 16, 2012 12:52 PM

    Because he was due around 7mil and he failed a physical in Feb. and the like the big back up Derek Newton alot. Butler and Newton will battle in T.C., Newton will win. Big E was an excellent run blocker and average pass blocker. Same goes with the center Chris. Who lets their franchise center hit F.A. Someone that know they can get the same or better in draft or with a back up

  7. rg3isvictory says: Mar 16, 2012 12:53 PM

    Guess the Skins are going to miss out on solid player!!! Come on Shanny!!! Jump on it and make him your last FA!

  8. aberystwyth2 says: Mar 16, 2012 12:55 PM

    “i’m sorry Eric, i can’t seem to find the key to open this door .” — Scot Pioli

  9. hanzotori24 says: Mar 16, 2012 12:58 PM

    Pioli and Co. must not of opened their checkbooks….imagine that.

  10. largemouthmallard says: Mar 16, 2012 1:00 PM

    Get it done Kansas City! Do not let Winston make it to the other side of the state! Cassel needs protection to throw the ball and our RB tandem need protection to run it – It’s time for Pioli & Hunt to $hit or get off the pot & put their money where their mouth is!

  11. rolisrgti06 says: Mar 16, 2012 1:01 PM

    “I still can’t think of any reason the Texans let him walk.”

    Salary cap issues.

    Winston is a great run blocker but is shaky at times in pass pro. The Texan’s tackle is more than capable of starting in his place and is better in pass protection.

    I think the Texans would resign him for 1.5 – 2 million a year but not for the 5.5 mil he was set to make this year.

  12. goddellistheantichrist says: Mar 16, 2012 1:01 PM

    Money is the only reason probably.

    How do you really know who the playoff contending teams are from year to year? There are maybe 6 teams that are probably always considered contenders…KC isn’t one of them.

  13. rolisrgti06 says: Mar 16, 2012 1:04 PM

    I meant to say swing tackle in my previous post.

  14. allinblindsevenduece says: Mar 16, 2012 1:04 PM

    I really hope the Chiefs can sign him. I think this came down to geography though for him visiting. It’s only a 3 hour drive from stadium to stadium and he probably figured what’s it going to hurt to take some time to see another offer.

  15. thatsgoingtoleaveademarco says: Mar 16, 2012 1:17 PM

    Kansas City will leave candy wrappers as a personality test. If he picks them up, they will sign him. If not, he’ll be a Ram.

    Btw, is Kansas City really going to go with Cassle again?

  16. thatsgoingtoleaveademarco says: Mar 16, 2012 1:20 PM

    Also after the contract is signed, people are going to wonder why the Texans did not trade him. $5.5 per year unguaranteed will look like a steal after he gets his money. That contract was a tradeable asset.

  17. datd00d says: Mar 16, 2012 1:29 PM

    Right tackles are a dime a dozen.

    Their primary role job is to run block – which is why they’re all massive. As running becomes less relevant, teams rightfully redirect funds into passing and defending against the pass.

  18. blkdmon says: Mar 16, 2012 2:15 PM

    He’s scheduled to meet with the Ravens this weekend as well. Oz will get him if he wants him. He’ll be a Raven.

  19. f5papaw says: Mar 16, 2012 9:17 PM

    Paoli will low-ball him but he might get him since StLo cancelled his visit

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