The Miami Dolphins are in talks with former Chiefs tackle Eric Winston, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. Beasley goes on to say that we will "know in the near future if a deal is a possibility."
Winston is the logical signing now after Miami was unable to make a trade with the Chiefs for tackle Branden Albert. Winston played right tackle for the Chiefs last year, and he is considered one of the best right tackles in the NFL. He's also the picture of consistency. He has started every game for the past six years.
This is a deal that makes a lot of sense for both sides. The Dolphins could use a right tackle like Winston on their line, and Winston is apparently very interested in playing for Miami (he played college ball at the University of Miami). The big question now is most likely going to be the money, but Miami has more than enough cap room to sign Winston, who should be significantly cheaper than Albert.
Signing Winston would solidify the Dolphins offensive line. The most logical starting offensive line that I can see if Winston is indeed with Miami is (from left to right) Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey, Dallas Thomas (rookie), and Eric Winston.
We will see what happens. I am very hopeful that Winston and the Dolphins can make a deal happen.
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