clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Chiefs Sign Eric Winston To Play Right Tackle

The Kansas City Chiefs pounced on the opportunity to sign right tackle Eric Winston who was released by the Houston Texans on Monday. The signing of Winston fills a huge void for the Chiefs:

Winston's arrival doesn't just fill a need for the Chiefs. It patches a gaping hole. The Chiefs entered free agency with offensive tackle undoubtedly ranking as the club's biggest need from both a talent and depth perspective. Prior to signing Winston, the Chiefs had just two tackles under contract for 2012 and neither had NFL experience playing on the right side.

Winston is still in his prime at 28-years-old and has 86 career starts and hasn't missed a start since his rookie season in 2006. There is a small concern since the Chiefs are a power blocking team which is different from the zone-blocking scheme that the Texans used, but a player of Winston's talent will be able to adjust.

The details of Winston's contract have not been disclosed.

For more on the Chiefs offseason and free agency, check out Arrowhead Pride, and for all NFL free agency updates, check out SB Nation's NFL hub.