It took a while, but veteran tackle Eric Winston finally has a new gig. In addition to being the president of the NFL Players Association.
Winston, per a league source, has signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks.
The move keeps Winston in the NFC West. Last year, he started all 16 games with the Cardinals.
Winston actually has started all 16 games in every NFL season since 2007. After appearing in 12 games with seven starts as a Texans rookie in 2006, Winston hasn’t missed a game or a start in seven seasons, five in Houston, one in Kansas City, and one in Arizona.
Earlier this year, Winston became the new president of the NFLPA, despite concerns that players who occupy the position don’t get much play from NFL teams. It’s likely an unrealistic complaint, given that the NFL typically doesn’t shy away from members of the Executive Committee or Board of Player Representatives.
Seattle lost starting right tackle Breno Giacomini to the Jets in free agency. By getting to camp early, Winston has a chance to continue that streak of starts.