Seahawks sign veteran tackle Eric Winston, WR Randall Carroll

  • Tue Jul 29th, 2014 8:03am
  • Sports

By John Boyle

With the Seahawks still looking for their replacement for Breno Giacomini at right tackle, and with half of the competition for that spot, Michael Bowie, currently sidelined by a shoulder injury, the Seahawks are adding help at that position in the form of eight-year veteran Eric Winston.

Winston, who is also currently the president of the NFL Players Association, spent the first six years of his career in Houston before spending a year each in Kansas City and Arizona. Winston has started every game since the 2007 season. His background in zone blocking systems, especially in Houston, should make Winston a good fit in Tom Cable’s scheme.

With Bowie sidelined, rookie Justin Britt has been getting all of the first-team work, and has struggled at times, particularly in pass protection. Cable noted on Sunday that while this much first-team work was good for Britt, it probably wasn’t the best situation for the team. Adding the veteran Winston should help the Seahawks solidify the position.

While Winston has enjoyed a very distinguished career, he might be best known to Seahawks fans for the play against Seattle last year when he was flattened by safety Kam Chancellor.

UPDATE: The Seahawks annouced the signing of Winston, as well as that of CB Terrell Thomas and WR Randall Carroll. CB Chandler Fenner and G Bronson Irwin were waived and WR Taylor Price was placed on IR.