The Dolphins lost Jake Long this week, leaving them in need of a starting tackle for their offensive line.
Enter Eric Winston. Maybe.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Winston will visit the Dolphins on Wednesday as he hunts for a new job after getting dispatched by the Chiefs earlier this month. Schefter writes that a deal “could happen” during the visit. If it does, the Dolphins would likely have Jonathan Martin take over Long’s spot on the left side of the line while installing Winston at his familiar right tackle spot.
There’s several other teams reportedly interested in Winston. Schefter names the Patriots, Cowboys, Chargers and Eagles, which could mean that the Dolphins will lose their shot at Winston if they aren’t able to close the deal before the end of their visit. The presence of the Patriots on that list suggests that they’re prepared to move on from Sebastian Vollmer if necessary. Vollmer would be a candidate for any team still looking for a tackle, whether or not they’re interested in Winston’s services.