Eric Winston Remains In KC On Friday Night

Interesting development regarding Eric Winston, folks. The free agent right tackle visited the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday afternoon, where he remained into Friday. On Friday afternoon, he was scheduled to visit the St. Louis Rams, just a stone's throw away on I-70.

His visit to St. Louis has been canceled, according to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star said Winston stayed in KC overnight.

Another important nugget from Marvez: Winston is expected to resume taking free agent visits soon. Maybe the Chiefs stop him from taking any more visits, though.
He hasn't signed with the Chiefs yet but the fact that he hasn't left town has to be considered good news. Winston isn't totally healthy yet so I've been wondering if he is going to sign right away or take some time while he fully recovers from getting his ankle scoped earlier this offseason.

He's clearly the top right tackle on the market and he has multiple suitors so this won't be cheap. Color me impressed, though, that the Chiefs have kept one of the top free agents in their building for the last two days.

Now impress us even more and get this deal done.

If this plays out like a lot of contract negotiations do, we'll soon hear something about Winston visiting elsewhere, or other "mystery teams" joining the pursuit, which will put some pressure on the Chiefs to get something done. I see NFL Network's Jason La Canfora links Winston to the Redskins, which is standard operating procedure for agents of free agents.

More Chiefs free agency news (and a list of all the Chiefs free agents here):

Brady Quinn visits KC | Marcus McNeill plans KC visit | Kevin Boss approval poll | Mike Tolbert leaves KC without contract | Chiefs sign Kevin Boss | Chiefs interested in Jerricho Cotchery |Peyton Hillis meets KC media | Chiefs visiting with a free agent OT |Latest updates on Chiefs free agents |RB help was a goal, GM Scott Pioli says | Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis approval poll | Eric Winston visiting Chiefs | Le'Ron McClain to the Chargers | Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis |John Carlson made it to KC, but didn't visit Chiefs | Jackie Battle has some interest in free agency |Brandon Carr to Dallas for $50.1 million | Kyle Orton signs with Cowboys | John Carlson signs with Vikings | Mike Tolbert has five teams interested | BenJarvus Green-Ellis has multiple suitors | No tender for Tyler Palko

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