October 14, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Winston (74) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals Working on a Deal With Eric Winston


The Arizona Cardinals revamped their offensive line this offseason, but they may not be done making changes at the position.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Cardinals are working on a deal with right tackle Eric Winston. Winston could take over or provide depth at left or right tackle, which would help the team that had the worst offensive line in football last season.

Winston played for the Kansas City Chiefs last season, and he did a nice job. However, no team has taken a flier on him thus far, even though he started all 16 games for the Chiefs last year. The Chiefs benefited from Winston’s production, but they decided to get younger with Eric Fisher, who they picked in the 2013 NFL draft. So, they released Winston.

The Cardinals need some depth and experience on the line, and Winston could provide that as a discounted price. A strong draft class hurt Winston, as a flurry of offensive linemen were picked in the 2013 NFL draft. Because he hasn’t signed for so long, he can be obtained for a cheap price.

And that could be why the Cardinals are pursuing him.

Levi Brown isn’t guaranteed to produce, and Bobby Massie still has to prove that his strong 2012 second half wasn’t a fluke. There are question marks surrounding the offensive line, and adding Winston would be a great way to answer them.

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