Last night, Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs released right tackle Eric Winston, and the Eagles were one of the first two teams to lob in a call to Winston’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, according to a report from the Daily News’ Les Bowen. The Chiefs will save a reported $6.5 million in salary cap space by cutting Winston. This is the second year in a row that Winston is a cap casuality. After the 2011 season, Winston’s former team, the Houston Texans, cut him to clear his $5.5 million salary off the books. While it is fair to be nervous about signing a player that was cut by his team two straight years, it made sense in both cases, even with Winston being a quality player.
Winston would be a good fit in the athletic offensive line that many perceive Chip Kelly wants to build in Philly. The obvious move would be to put Winston at right tackle, and slide Todd Herremans back inside to guard. The Eagles’ OL would look like this: