According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Kansas City Chief, Eric Winston, will be visiting the Miami Dolphins’ facility today.
The former Miami Hurricane is an incredibly athletic offensive tackle – which is a quality Head Coach Joe Philbin stressed during his first few weeks with the team. Standing at a tall 6’7″ and weighing a lean 302-pounds, Winston’s athletic stature is a perfect fit for Miami’s zone blocking scheme.
The 29 year-old is just two years removed from being known as the National Football League’s best right tackle – Miami also had a shot at signing him last offseason when he was surprisingly cut by the Houston Texans but lost out to the Kansas City Chiefs. Now let’s not assume Winston is slowing down at this point in his career. Sure he is beginning to age, but the sturdy right tackle put together a solid season for the Kansas City Chiefs – although penalties were an issue.
The Dolphins have been attempting to get more athletic at every position this season – Tight End Dustin Keller replaces Anthony Fasano, Wide Receiver Mike Wallace replaces Marlon Moore, Jabar Gaffney (I could go on and on), Linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Phillip Wheeler replace Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett, and Offensive Tackle Jon Martin is rumored to be replacing Jake Long, who recently signed with the St. Louis Rams - which is why Winston would be a perfect fit to become Miami’s long sought-after right tackle.
Do not be surprised if the former Cane signs with the Miami Dolphins today to help solidify Miami’s offensive line.