October 14, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Winston (74) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals, Eric Winston near one-year deal

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.”

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.

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