RT Eric Winston Is A Surprise Cut By The Houston Texans

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 26: Tackle Eric Winston #73 of the Houston Texans locks up with defensive end Jason Hatcher #97 of the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium on September 26 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

One of the best parts of the NFL's free agency period are all the cuts from other teams that will be coming down. It's not just about the players we know are going to become free agents. It's also about the guys under contract that are cut, sometimes as part of a cost-cutting move.

A few notable players that have been cut or will reportedly be cut include...

Eric Winston, the Houston Texans starting right tackle. He announced just recently on Twitter that he's been released. This one is a surprise and definitely someone the Chiefs should keep an eye on. He's been a starter for the last five and a half years and earned one contract extension with the Texans.

Hey, the Chiefs need a right tackle!

One of those players that could be gone is Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Levi Brown. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cards are "expected" to release him. He's due a $6 million bonus has a big 2012 salary cap number. He's a prime candidate to be a cap casualty, especially if the Cardinals need to free up some space for a certain quarterback.

Those two are probably two of the top three offensive tackles available. Either one interest you? Winston does to me, more than Brown.


Related: Chiefs RT Is In The Draft, Not Free Agency


Another one of those players on his way out is Oakland Raiders tight end Kevin Boss. The Chiefs tight end position is interesting heading into next season because you have the guy you really like in Tony Moeaki but you also need some assurances in case he goes down again.

Center Jason Brown will be released by the St. Louis Rams. Remember he signed a big six-year deal a few years ago. A bunch of us wanted the Chiefs to sign him. He was benched last year which is definitely not a good sign moving forward but another name on the market.

Another one is Igor Olshansky, who was released by the San Diego Chargers last week. He reportedly visited with the Chiefs already.

These are the types of players that will be hitting the market in the coming hours and days.

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