The Miami Dolphins are looking to sign free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston, just as long as he's willing to take a short-term deal that's not worth "huge money," according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Obviously, Winston might not be very willing.
Winston, 29, received a four-year deal worth $22 million from the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, but was released in a move to save salary cap space after the team finished with a 2-14 record in 2012. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Winston was the starting right tackle for the Houston Texans for five seasons, earning a five-year, $30-million extension in September 2008.
A zone-blocking offensive tackle that was selected in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Winston has been a durable player, starting 16 games in each of the last six seasons. If signed by the Dolphins, Winston would presumably take over at right tackle, while 2012 second-round pick, Jonathan Martin, would slide over to the left side to take over for the departed Jake Long.