Eric Winston CIN 2 years ago

Seahawks signed RT Eric Winston to a one-year contract.

Eric Winston CIN 2 years ago

Profootballtalk expects the Ravens to give free agent RT Eric Winston a "look-see."

Now that June 1 has arrived, unsigned players are now classified as "street" free agents and won't factor into the 2015 compensatory picks equation. Veterans like Winston, DT Kevin Williams, RB Ronnie Brown, and CB Terrell Thomas could find homes for at least the summer shortly. Winston has a history with Ravens OC Gary Kubiak from their Texans days, and Baltimore needs a right tackle.

Eric Winston CIN 2 years ago

The Ravens could look at free agent RT Eric Winston if they don't select a right tackle early in the draft.

It's a logical fit that keeps coming up because Winston was Gary Kubiak's starting right tackle for five seasons in Houston. Kubiak is now Baltimore's offensive coordinator. The 30-year-old Winston would serve as competition for in-house candidate Ricky Wagner -- assuming they pass on a tackle like Notre Dame's Zack Martin or Michigan's Taylor Lewan at No. 17 overall.

Eric Winston CIN 2 years ago

Coach John Harbaugh confirmed the Ravens have not had any contract talks with free agent RT Eric Winston.

The Ravens currently have just Ricky Wagner as an in-house option to replace Michael Oher, but 30-year-old Winston wouldn't be much of an upgrade at this point. ESPN's Jamison Hensley expects Baltimore to target a right tackle early in the draft.

Eric Winston CIN 2 years ago

Free agent RT Eric Winston wants to sign with a team before the draft.

As would all veteran players left on the market. Winston prefers to remain with the Cardinals but admits talks haven't been "super positive." Some believe Winston's new title as NFLPA president may be working against him.

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Free agent RT Eric Winston said a few teams have expressed interest in him.

Winston, 30, says he's being selective. Working against him is that he's a right tackle only and doesn't offer much versatility. The new NFLPA president started all 16 games on the right side for Arizona last season, surrendering seven sacks. At 6-foot-7 and 302 pounds, Winston is a natural in zone-blocking systems.

Eric Winston CIN 2 years ago

New NFLPA president Eric Winston guaranteed that an 18-game season will not happen under his watch.

"It's a safety issue," Winston said. The free agent tackle did allow that he and the player union are open to the idea of adding one playoff team to each conference, thus creating six total games on Wild Card Weekend. That change appears likely to be implemented for the 2015 season.

Eric Winston CIN 2 years ago

Free agent RT Eric Winston has been elected the new president of the NFL Player union.

Winston succeeds Domonique Foxworth, who did not seek reelection. Winston beat out free agent FS Ryan Clark and Saints TE Ben Watson for the position. The 30-year-old has been an active union member since 2010 and was a leading voice for the players during the 2011 lockout. Winston is currently our No. 5 free-agent tackle available. He started all 16 games for Arizona last season.

Eric Winston CIN 3 years ago

Cardinals RT Eric Winston is officially running with the first-team offense.

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Cardinals agreed to terms with RT Eric Winston on a one-year contract.

The top offensive tackle left on the street is finally off the board. Although the 29-year-old Winston has been released in each of the last two offseasons, he brings 103 NFL starts to the table and was a top-nine right tackle in Pro Football Focus' grades last year. He'll start at right tackle, allowing Bobby Massie to move inside to right guard. Nate Potter will enter a camp duel with consistently disappointing Levi Brown for the starting left tackle job. The Cardinals' offensive line is still a bottom-five unit, but they got better by adding Winston.