Eric Winston, Arizona Cardinals strike one-year deal


Eric Winston no longer is unemployed.'s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the veteran offensive tackle was on his way to Arizona to sign a one-year contract with the Cardinals, according to a source informed of Winston's plans. Later Thursday, Winston appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio and said he agreed to the deal.

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Winston, 29, started 16 games at right tackle last season for the Kansas City Chiefs, who released him only one year into a four-year, $22 million contract. He spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Houston Texans.

Winston would enter an intriguing situation at tackle in Arizona. Left tackle Levi Brown didn't look great this spring, leaving the door open for right tackle Nate Potter to get some looks on Carson Palmer's blind side. If Brown completely falls out of favor, Winston might find himself in prime position for a starting gig on the right side. Winston told Sirius XM NFL Radio, via The Associated Press, that he expects to start at right tackle.

Brown versus Winston is shaping up as an intriguing training camp battle.

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