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Report: Eagles Keep Tabs On OT Winston

Posted Mar 28, 2013

According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, the Eagles continue to keep tabs on free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston.

The 6-7, 302-pound Winston was released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month after one season with the team. Winston has significant starting experience. He spent six years with Houston prior to joining Kansas City last season.

The Eagles were reportedly one of the first teams to reach out to the 29-year-old Winston following his release. The Eagles are not the only team in the mix for Winston, who has visited the Chargers and the Dolphins. Winston told NFL Network that he is "looking for the right fit." The Palm Beach Post does not think that Winston will sign with Miami. Winston does have South Florida ties having played his college football at the University of Miami.

Winston would offer the Eagles some flexibility along the offensive line. Winston could compete with Todd Herremans for the right tackle position. Winston also started one game at right guard last season and last year's starter for the Eagles, Jake Scott, is a free agent. Winston could also provide insurance if left tackle Jason Peters experiences a setback in his return from an Achilles injury. In that scenario, Herremans could move to left tackle and Winston would be inserted on the right side.

Adam Caplan of The Sideline View ranks Winston as the No. 2 free agent offensive tackle still on the market behind Andre Smith. Evan Silva of Rotoworld has Winston ranked as the No. 10 free agent available regardless of position.

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