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Right offensive tackle is not the most glamorous position. When you cannot be sure who will play it, all of a sudden it gets the attention usually paid to a swimsuit model.
This story has been told before. Derek Newton is coming off of surgery, third-round pick Brennan Williams has been hurt since the rookie minicamp and journeyman Ryan Harris has become the default starter.
Somebody call Eric Winston!
Texans fans remember the 80 straight games he played for Houston before being unceremoniously released for some cap savings in the 2012 offseason. The Kansas City Chiefs did the same thing a couple of months ago in preparation for using the first pick in the draft at his spot.
Winston is still on the streets waiting for some team to make him an offer. Most everyone has been scared off by his price tag, thought to be well beyond the league-minimum for his experience.
If the Texans are seriously entertaining the notion of signing Vonta Leach when they already have Greg Jones, doesn’t Winston seem to be the more necessary addition? As time goes by, Winston’s salary demands are bound to slacken.