Eric Winston visited Chargers over the weekend

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.