Dec 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Eric Winston against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Baltimore Ravens could sign Eric Winston


The Baltimore Ravens had a productive draft, getting several players who could be long-term starters.

They did not, however, address one of their biggest needs, the right tackle position.

According to Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com, the Ravens could sign veteran tackle Eric Winston.

Newsome pointed to the Ravens’ in-house options at right tackle with Ricky Wagner (a fifth-round pick last year) and the potential of moving Kelechi Osemele over from left guard to tackle, where he played his rookie season.

“We’ll just shake things up and see how the best thing happens,” Newsome said. “[But] if the opportunity presents itself for us to acquire a player to play tackle if we need to, we’ll be able to do it.”

Newsome seemed to point towards the possibility of signing a veteran. One player pundits point to is Eric Winston, who is still a free agent. He played six seasons under new Ravens Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak in Houston. Winston is just 30 years old and hasn’t missed a start since 2007. He bounced between the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals the past two years, however.

Winston was a third-round pick (66th-overall) of the Houston Texans in 2006 and played there until 2011. He joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 and spent last season with the Arizona Cardinals.

Winston was elected President of the NFL Players Association in March.

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