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slc chief
03-16-2012, 11:48 PM
Winston cancels visit to Rams

Posted by Mike Florio on March 16, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/129068386_display_image-e1331948572295.jpg?w=242 Getty ImagesOn Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that free-agent tackle Eric Winston (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3648/eric-winston) would visit the Rams on Friday (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/16/eric-winston-scheduled-to-arrive-at-rams-park-today/).
On Friday, Winston didnít visit the Rams.
Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that Winston scrapped his visit to St. Louis (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/St-Louis-Rams-Eric-Winston-not-making-trip-031512) after spending Thursday and Friday with the Chiefs. There trip has not been rescheduled.
Marvez reports that a signing with the Chiefs isnít imminent, and that the Dolphins and Ravens remain in contention for his services.
Winston was cut by the Texans earlier this week, in an unexpected move.
Winston is No. 13 on the PFT Hot 100 (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/13/the-free-agent-hot-100/). Since we havenít mentioned the list very much this week.

2010chiefs
03-17-2012, 12:09 AM
I love it. I take back what I said earlier. If we grab him I give the Chiefs a FA draft grade A-. A if we would have retained Kyle Orton. GO CHIEFS!

bricooper78
03-17-2012, 01:03 AM
I really like his tweets, they brass is taking him to the bbq joints around KC and showing him the life he could be living lol good move for a lineman!

ctchiefsfan
03-17-2012, 01:10 AM
Don't want to get my hopes up but this would be a nice pick up.

TopekaRoy
03-17-2012, 02:18 AM
On Friday, Winston didnít visit the Rams. ... Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that Winston scrapped his visit to St. Louis after spending Thursday and Friday with the Chiefs. There trip has not been rescheduled.

http://peacemonger.org/images/N04.jpg

Marvez reports that a signing with the Chiefs isnít imminent, and that the Dolphins and Ravens remain in contention for his services.

http://halfbakedsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Well-thats-not-a-good-sign.jpg

DMN
03-17-2012, 08:46 AM
I am feeling really good about this.

Just the fact that he wrote a team off means he is leaning towards the chiefs.

My question is have the visits to baltimore and whoever else been scheduled? Or is it all bargaining chips like us bringing in McNeil?

At any rate they say the longer the visit the better.

gcsofa
03-17-2012, 08:52 AM
Is he still in town, or has he left?

AussieChiefsFan
03-17-2012, 08:54 AM
Is he still in town, or has he left?

That's what I was wondering. Someone on facebook was saying he left, but I haven't seen any articles or official tweets abuot it.

DMN
03-17-2012, 09:09 AM
You have to scroll down a bit...


https://twitter.com/#!/adamteicher

DMN
03-17-2012, 09:12 AM
Says he was to stay in KC another night. Could sign Fri. night or Sat. Se he is still here.

He also goes on to say that if we land Winston then the Chiefs most likely done with expensive starters and most likely would just target depth players the rest of free agency.

chiefnut
03-17-2012, 09:35 AM
just made out my shopping list on the top 100 FA list, i think i'll have me a Winston, a Flynn and a Landry!!!!

eggersonian
03-17-2012, 03:40 PM
The Chiefs need to sign Eric Winston. He will allow them to have a more potent running attack.

gcsofa
03-17-2012, 03:52 PM
Crap........this report scares me! It looks as if Winston is visiting Detroit Monday!

Detroit Lions to host Houston Texans right tackle Eric Winston on Monday | MLive.com (http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2012/03/detroit_lions_to_host_houston_1.html)

ctchiefsfan
03-17-2012, 03:55 PM
I hope we're not trying to get him on the cheap!!!! He would be an outstanding signing for us!

AkChief49
03-17-2012, 04:05 PM
Crap........this report scares me! It looks as if Winston is visiting Detroit Monday!

Detroit Lions to host Houston Texans right tackle Eric Winston on Monday | MLive.com (http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2012/03/detroit_lions_to_host_houston_1.html)

Well, he planned visits with the Rams, Ravens too and they never happened. This is contingent on us not signing him. Which results in an epic fail for Pioli. C'mon Pioli- DO IT!!! DO IT!!!

TopekaRoy
03-17-2012, 04:53 PM
I wouldn't worry, too much. He won't go to Detroit if we sign him, and even if he does go, that doesn't mean the Lions will give him a better deal than us.

Before FA started the Lions were $11.55 million over the cap limit. (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2012/03/calvin-johnsons-megadeal-gives-lions-salary-cap-space-fans-relief/1#.T2TpVcUgc-o). They were able to restructure a couple of contracts to get under before the deadline and with the New Calvin Johnson deal, they now have $13,033,733 in cap space. (http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2012/03/detroit_lions_have_13_million.html) That might be enough to sign Winston, but then they will be maxed out. And by back-loading all these deals, the Lions will be screwed in the next couple of years.

I don't think they can get a deal done.

tornadospotter
03-18-2012, 08:58 PM
I believe this thread is done. I read somewhere he is a CHIEF!!!!!!!!!!!

TopekaRoy
03-18-2012, 09:01 PM
I believe this thread is done. I read somewhere he is a CHIEF!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep! He signed right after I made my brilliant prophetic post above. :lol: