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01:08 PM ET 04.09 | Free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston is frustrated with the way things are shaping up this offseason, the veteran told SiriusXMSports. Winston is apparently looking for a short-term deal in the $3-4 million range. He was set to make $4.9 million with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, but was released for salary cap issues as the team addressed other needs in free agency. Winston, 29, had discussions with the San Diego Chargers on a possibly deal in late March, but the two sides didn't reach an agreement. Winston has been a productive player for some time now, playing in all 16 games over the past six seasons. San Diego, unfortunately for Winston, isn't desperate for a new starting right tackle. Winston isn't interested in being a backup at this point and wants to contribute as a starter.

U-T San Diego

, Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
April 9, 2013  02:09 PM ET

Hello Eric, this is Mike Brown.......

April 9, 2013  02:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hello Eric, this is Mike Brown.......

HA! He's too expensive for Mike Brown to sign!

April 9, 2013  04:59 PM ET

Come to the Cowboys son...

April 9, 2013  05:10 PM ET

Did Winston forget he played for KC last yea!r? Did he really expect teams to beat a path to his door once he hit FA!?????

April 9, 2013  05:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Did Winston forget he played for KC last yea!r? Did he really expect teams to beat a path to his door once he hit FA!?????

They were one of the best running teams in the league last year. He had something to do with that.

April 9, 2013  05:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Come to the Cowboys son...

Sounds like they are trying to get Doug Free to take a pay cut and then sign Winston.

April 9, 2013  06:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hello Eric, this is Mike Brown.......

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Hello Eric?

April 9, 2013  08:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

<click> Hello Eric?

OBD

hahahah!!! that's the way it would go down! s/it can't interest alot of players too sign with cincy because of that cheap,bald headed, little prick,and we could use this guy[Eric] on the team, as 'lardass'[andre smith] wants 9 million dollars a year too play,[thats by the dollar too the pounds]

April 9, 2013  08:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

HA! He's too expensive for Mike Brown to sign!

FFE,
Thats a fact! and Cincy needs this guy right now! as our other tackle [andre smith]won't be ready too play after he caves in.

April 9, 2013  10:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

OBDhahahah!!! that's the way it would go down! s/it can't interest alot of players too sign with cincy because of that cheap,bald headed, little prick,and we could use this guy[Eric] on the team, as 'lardass'[andre smith] wants 9 million dollars a year too play,[thats by the dollar too the pounds]

Too bad, EZ.

He's coming to Dallas, my friend.

April 9, 2013  10:19 PM ET

Cowboys are denying any involvement with Winston, unfortunately.

cowboysblog.dallasnews.com

April 9, 2013  10:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Cowboys are denying any involvement with Winston, unfortunately.cowboysblog.dallasnews.com

<kicks dog>

April 10, 2013  12:04 AM ET

Knowing the Cowboys, they're busy re-signing an overrated veteran to way too much money.
(I speak as a Cowboys fan)

 
April 10, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Product of the last CBA...not sure alot of people saw this coming....lots of quality linemen coming out of college with a much lower rookie salary range is not good for players like Winston.

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