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Eric Winston visited Chargers over the weekend

Colts defensive tackle Guy points at Chiefs tackle Winston, who was called off sides, during their NFL football game in Kansas City Reuters

While the gates don’t open for unrestricted free agents until 4 p.m., guys who have been cut are free to talk to other teams.

And former Chiefs tackle Eric Winston has taken advantage.

According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, Winston visited the Chargers this weekend.

The Chargers have needs across the offensive line, and Winston would be an upgrade over Jeromey Clary, the incumbent with a $5.7 million cap number.

There were reports of interest from the Eagles and Texans shortly after Winston’s release, though no other reported visits. And in a few hours, the market will be full of other starting tackle options, which might make this the time to strike.

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6 Responses to “Eric Winston visited Chargers over the weekend”
  1. germanstingray says: Mar 12, 2013 8:43 AM

    Winston left SD without a contract after the coaching staff watched his game film. They concluded that is was “100% sickening” the way that Winston cannot pass block.

  2. 3fingerlenny says: Mar 12, 2013 8:45 AM

    He loves complaining

  3. joetoronto says: Mar 12, 2013 9:02 AM

    I’m imagining Winston lined up beside Gaithier, lol.

    Only the Chargers. SMH.

  4. slickster35 says: Mar 12, 2013 10:22 AM

    May I suggest that signing former Chiefs O-linemen is no way to improve your team. If we let go of them, they pretty much completely suck.

  5. richmondbolt says: Mar 12, 2013 11:15 AM

    Winston would only be a marginal upgrade over Clary. Also, I’m not sure what the cap hit would still be if Clary was cut. Think it’s somewhat substantial. Pass.

  6. ripseau says: Mar 12, 2013 3:05 PM

    Not a tackle anymore. Backup t at best. Can he play g? Anything is better than clary tho

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