Former Kansas City Chief offensive tackle Eric Winston appears to be going to the Arizona Cardinals.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk reports that Winston could be signed “within the next 24 hours.”
Eric Winston is closing in on a one-year deal with the Cardinals. Could be done in the next 24 hours.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 25, 2013
Winston played with the Chiefs last season and started in all 16 games. Previous to that, he played for five seasons with the Houston Texans and started in every game.
In an article by the Sporting News just six days ago, Ross Tucker talks about players rooting for injuries and approaches the subject of Winston still be available in free agency — he says “they want to be. Kind of.”
“I really try not to think of it that way because I’ve had a serious knee injury myself,” Winston told me recently on the Ross Tucker Football Podcast, adding “but if a guy goes down, yeah, that bodes well for me.”
Winston was most famous for calling out the Kansas City Chiefs fans last season, saying it was “100 percent sickening” that they booed when Matt Cassel was down with an injury.