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Shane P. Hallam 03-12-2012 05:47 PM

Eric Winston cut?
 
He just posted on twitter. Mighty weird for one of the top RTs in the NFL to get outright cut. Any ideas from Texans fans on this?

CashmoneyDrew 03-12-2012 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Shane P. Hallam (Post 2897949)
He just posted on twitter. Mighty weird for one of the top RTs in the NFL to get outright cut. Any ideas from Texans fans on this?

Texans might want to use that money to re-sign Chris Myers instead. Center is really a more important position. Or it could have to do with clearing space to make a power play for Manning. But it's most likely something I haven't said.

Nalej 03-12-2012 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by PFT
We noted a week ago that Winston’s $5.5 million base salary made him a candidate to be asked to take a pay cut or restructure his contract, but the Texans’ decision to release him today still comes as a surprise.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-eric-winston/


P.Manning is the first thing that came to mind though.
Only bc I read Manning was going to visit Houston soon (or has already)

SuperPacker 03-12-2012 05:54 PM

5.5 million is a great deal. Very surprised at this news.

P.S. Where have you been for the last 32442123 years Nalej?

Shane P. Hallam 03-12-2012 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Nalej (Post 2897964)
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-eric-winston/


P.Manning is the first thing that came to mind though.
Only bc I read Manning was going to visit Houston soon (or has already)

John McClain says they aren't a player. I guess we will see.

TACKLE 03-12-2012 05:55 PM

Very surprising. He now becomes the best OT in the free agent market now imo. I hope the Ravens sign him to play LT.

Caddy 03-12-2012 05:56 PM

He can come to Tampa!

SolidGold 03-12-2012 05:56 PM

wow...kind of surprised...he is one of the top RTs in the league and a key piece to their success running the ball

vidae 03-12-2012 05:57 PM

Oh you guys are so cute. He's coming to Kansas City to play RT.

CashmoneyDrew 03-12-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Shane P. Hallam (Post 2897969)
John McClain says they aren't a player. I guess we will see.

Right. Doesn't he think they're doing that to make Bud Adams paranoid and potentially drive Peyton's price up even further?

Nalej 03-12-2012 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Shane P. Hallam (Post 2897969)
John McClain says they aren't a player. I guess we will see.


Well, if he said it, you won't hear an argument from me.

Vaylor 03-12-2012 06:03 PM

The Texans are $4.7M over the cap. They had to make this move.

Caddy 03-12-2012 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 2897974)
Oh you guys are so cute. He's coming to Kansas City to play RT.

Go back to the Peyton thread!

vidae 03-12-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Caddy (Post 2897989)
Go back to the Peyton thread!

Go back to the Josh Freeman is the MVP thread!

TonyGfortheTD 03-12-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 2897974)
Oh you guys are so cute. He's coming to Kansas City to play RT.

He better hide quickly under a rock so Pioli can find him

Ness 03-12-2012 06:05 PM

Might be trying to get Mario Williams back. Sucks though. He's a good player. I'd love to have him on the 49ers over Anthony Davis. I still doubt they are making this move to try and make a run at Manning. Too bad Winston was the first to go instead of Jacoby Jones.

SolidGold 03-12-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ness (Post 2897994)
Might be trying to get Mario Williams back. Sucks though. He's a good player. I'd love to have him on the 49ers over Anthony Davis. I still doubt they are making this move to try and make a run at Manning. Too bad Winston was the first to go instead of Jacoby Jones.

LOL...good point. Not sure how Jacoby Jones has survived.

ATLDirtyBirds 03-12-2012 06:16 PM

I'd play him at LT in the ATL.

Caddy 03-12-2012 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 2897991)
Go back to the Josh Freeman is the MVP thread!

Now you get Chad Henne!

vidae 03-12-2012 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Caddy (Post 2898037)
Now you get Chad Henne!

No, I'm sorry. :(

Fico 03-12-2012 06:35 PM

Winston was due 5.5 mil in each of the next two seasons. He was cut because he was to expensive for what he was as a player. His strength is in the ground game, and he was merely average in pass protection. His rep comes from starting every game for 5 years. He was the vocal leader for the OL so it will be interesting to see how they respond.

Don't kid yourselves, he will never play LT unless your GM has death wish for the QB.

I suspect Jacoby Jones and Lienart will be cut as well.

The Texans have to get Myers signed, then they can worry about Mario and Breisel. The Mannning thing isn't going to happen unless they can move Schuab. I doubt they can move Schuab as I doubt he can pass a physical with his foot.

indyfan1985 03-12-2012 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 2897974)
Oh you guys are so cute. He's coming to Kansas City to play RT.

Make that Indy. Indy wants OL help for Luck, and it'd be nice to take away from a division rival.

OzTitan 03-12-2012 06:50 PM

If the Texans want Manning, they won't let the inability to "move" (trade?) Schuab stop them - they'd just cut him.

I see this move though as a simple cap clearing move. The Texans were in a bit of a cap situation. They maintain interest in signing Mario but I can't see how, unless he takes a massive pay cut. Peppers' cap number is close to $20M per season.

tjsunstein 03-12-2012 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 2897974)
Oh you guys are so cute. He's coming to Kansas City to play RT.

Wait, the Chiefs never drafted Bulaga?

vidae 03-12-2012 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by tjsunstein (Post 2898118)
Wait, the Chiefs never drafted Bulaga?

No, we got a Pro Bowl Safety instead.


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