Redskins have not moved quickly to try to sign Eric Winston

March 10, 2013

The Redskins do not appear to be serious suitors to sign free agent right tackle Eric Winston.

Winston was released Wednesday by the Kansas City Chiefs. As a player who was released, he can sign with another team at any time and does not need to wait until the opening of the unrestricted free agent market Tuesday at 4 p.m.

He formerly played for Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in Houston. It is believed that the Redskins had interest in Winston last offseason when he was a free agent. The team needs a right tackle with its starter from last season, Tyler Polumbus, eligible for unrestricted free agency.

A person familiar with the deliberations said as of early Saturday night there had been little or no contact between the Redskins and Winston’s representatives. The Redskins are over the salary cap — they must be in compliance Tuesday — and spent Saturday re-signing some of their own free agents.

 

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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