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Eric Winston working out for Dolphins Wednesday


Former Chiefs and Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston will have a workout with the Dolphins on Wednesday, a league source told PFT’s Mike Florio.

Winston, 29, has started 103 consecutive regular-season games. He has played right tackle on the NFL level after playing left tackle at Miami (Fla.).

Jake Long, the Dolphins’ starting left tackle since 2008, departed in free agency, and his replacement remains unclear.

Jonathan Martin, the Dolphins’ primary starting right tackle in 2012, is an option on the left side if Miami adds a veteran right tackle like Winston.

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36 Responses to “Eric Winston working out for Dolphins Wednesday”
  1. sportsmeccabi says: Apr 30, 2013 5:58 PM

    I would troll this guy by replacing his uniform with a gladiator outfit.

  2. dolphindubs says: Apr 30, 2013 5:59 PM

    This is the move Ireland needs to make as the “icing on the cake” of a good offseason

  3. seabreezes51 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:00 PM

    Wasn’t he Winston Justice a few minutes ago?

  4. thesteelers says: Apr 30, 2013 6:02 PM


  5. crossbuckpass says: Apr 30, 2013 6:07 PM

    Tannehill drops to his knees and mumbles “we should have just traded for Branden Albert when we had the chance. I’m gonna get killed this season”.

  6. bslice says: Apr 30, 2013 6:08 PM

    Eric Winston is, pound for pound, the best tackle in the game today. Its sad he has been on the street for so long….

  7. riverhorsey says: Apr 30, 2013 6:10 PM

    Graded out better than Albert last year

  8. finsfordawin says: Apr 30, 2013 6:11 PM

    Sign him already. He is a much cheaper solution then branden Albert. Jonathan Martin played much better on the left then the right anyway

  9. mksnpcola says: Apr 30, 2013 6:16 PM

    Wow, it’s a long time until September…

  10. hehateme2 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:18 PM

    I’m sure this is all about Miami trying to win the stadium vote…right?

  11. drkknightsw says: Apr 30, 2013 6:22 PM

    riverhorsey says:

    Apr 30, 2013 6:10 PM

    Graded out better than Albert last year

    lol are you kidding me???

    Brandon Albert gave up 1 sack last year and Winston had the most penalties and sacks on the Chiefs in 2012.

    Must be a homer phins fan thinking winston is a top 5 tackle just sitting in FA.

  12. capitaosuecia says: Apr 30, 2013 6:23 PM

    He is a much cheaper alternative when compared to Branden Albert, specially price for value.
    But then again, why are we talking about reinforcing your OL with the Chief´s, which was perceived as one of the worst in the league?

  13. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Apr 30, 2013 6:23 PM

    I can’t help thinking Nascar or Ghostbusters every time I see/here Winston. Man I’m getting old.

  14. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Apr 30, 2013 6:24 PM

    Oh yea, go fins!

  15. tommynatorii says: Apr 30, 2013 6:25 PM

    The Chiefs and Albert want to play hardball? The Fins will get another tackle this is for sure. However watching the fireworks from Albert, Reid, and Fisher will be fun to watch.
    You had your chance Chiefs, we were the only team serious about him. Good luck with that whole “I’m the LT, no I’M the Lt, no I am” thing..

  16. thefiesty1 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:25 PM

    What happened with the trade for Brandon Whatshisname?

  17. sfgamblers says: Apr 30, 2013 6:39 PM

    Isn’t it funny how all the KC fans are upset we didn’t trade for fat Albert. It must have been a smart move. We’ll get him for free next season. Stupid Chiefs.

  18. xpensivewinos says: Apr 30, 2013 6:44 PM

    I’m sure this is all about Miami trying to win the stadium vote…right?

    ……..while coinciding with being all about Ireland desperately trying to save his job.

  19. lbmclean says: Apr 30, 2013 6:47 PM

    the Jaguars’ and Chiefs’ RT’s will be better than our(Dolphins) LT next year. But then again the Ravens won the SuperBowl with a tub of goo at LT

  20. prmpft says: Apr 30, 2013 6:49 PM

    so the Albert thing is not going so well i guess??? hmmm…

  21. djcoreylee says: Apr 30, 2013 7:00 PM

    Come and play for the Packers!

  22. nflgreedleague says: Apr 30, 2013 7:03 PM

    I’m sure Tannehill would be happy to donate the difference between Clabo and Winston’s asking price, since he’s sure to get hurt if Winston is playing RT.

  23. lostsok says: Apr 30, 2013 7:17 PM

    The Chiefs really fumbled this.

    They could have had pick #54. Meaning: right now they have Jamar Taylor. And if they’d made that trade before the draft, Miami doesn’t move up. We stay at #42 and probably select Melenik Watson, taking Eifort in the first at #12.

    And so the Raiders would not have their RT for the next 5-6 years at least either. The Chiefs hurt themselves…and inadvertently helped a division rival.

    And now they’ll be lucky to get a pick for NEXT year, meaning they lose a year of equity on Albert’s value (or the value of their franchise tag, depending on your point of view).

    Well played, Chiefs. Well played.

  24. lostsok says: Apr 30, 2013 7:19 PM

    Actually, we wouldn’t have drafted Watson if we make the trade (we’d have had Albert). We MIGHT have gone Taylor at #42, but, having not drafted Jordan, probably go DE or OLB.

  25. cody2818 says: Apr 30, 2013 7:24 PM

    If Albert is so good why do the chiefs want to trade him? Why did they just draft his replacement?

  26. 123makarov says: Apr 30, 2013 7:46 PM

    Just remember Dolphins fans:

    Eric Winston != Winston Justice

    The former is a starting quality RT. The second is a relatively poor quality backup RT.

  27. robbenwj says: Apr 30, 2013 8:50 PM

    Chiefs will get at least a 3rd rounder for not trading Albert and letting him walk. Why not keeping him for the year. Miami will come back begging for him it it will cost them. As for Winston. Good run blocker but is always getting beat in pass protection. He is the reason Matt Cassel got his head beat in last year. I think the dolphins will be sorry before it is all over or they will come calling the Chiefs and will give up even more.

  28. zackattack006 says: Apr 30, 2013 9:12 PM

    Justice will prevail….

    Fins Nation will return to the top.

  29. wannstache says: Apr 30, 2013 9:44 PM

    Still doesn’t solve the left tackle issue. The position is officially downgraded. Just like CB, RB and slot receiver. Should have used that #3 pick on an LT. Poor Ryan Tannehill may never get the chance to show if he can be a solid starter.

  30. garyhd01 says: Apr 30, 2013 11:02 PM

    robbenwj, the 3rd round pick you will get is a compensatory pick so it will be at the end of the 3rd round and it also cant be traded compensatory pick have to be made only by the team receiving them not to mention a lost year and you would be getting the comp pick in the 2015 draft

  31. basexc9 says: Apr 30, 2013 11:28 PM

    I bet PFT is getting tired of writing articles about the Dolphins search for a left tackle.

  32. jc327 says: Apr 30, 2013 11:32 PM

    In my opinion, Ireland did right by letting the Albert thing go. Too much money for Albert, too much compensation for KC, and too many red (or at yeast yellow) flags all around.

    Winston would be a good move, and he fits the scheme. Martin wasn’t that bad at LT after playing RT most of the year… let’s see what happens. If it doesn’t work, well, you can’t expect to fill EVERY hole in one year…

  33. wannstache says: Apr 30, 2013 11:56 PM

    Ireland has has 6 YEARS to fill every hole. It was obvious after 3 that he can’t do it. On to the next GM please.

  34. garrison1981 says: May 1, 2013 3:46 AM

    Still hoping lions get him

  35. jbaxt says: May 1, 2013 8:14 AM

    Winston is so highly sought after he was cut from a horrible Chiefs line after 1 year and still not on a team going into may. This guy sucks.

  36. jerrygray721 says: May 1, 2013 9:07 PM

    i believe winston woul fit the w/c offense better than albert although he has got beat in pass blocking he is able to move pretty good and could do well in a zone blocking scheme

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