Yesterday, reports were everywhere that Thursday was the day that KC would be hosting free agent tackle Eric Winston. Chiefs fans all over began to get discouraged when no word on Winston signing came down the line. Then a report surfaced that Winston was headed to Baltimore tomorrow to meet with the Ravens, and the assumption was that the Chiefs had let Winston come and go without a contract.
Chiefs fans can sleep tonight knowing that the Chiefs are still in the running to sign Winston before he visits any other teams after this series of Tweets from the KC Star’s Adam Teicher (@adamteicher):
Just received updated info: Winston arrived in KC later than scheduled. Got medical stuff done today . . .
Will continue his meeting with Chiefs tomorrow. Could possibly sign before he gets out of town.
For those asking whether I think #Chiefs have a real shot at signing Winston, I think he wouldn’t still be here if they didn’t
My guess is he will sign with #Chiefs. Don”t hold me to that but when a free agent is in your town, you’re the favorite until he goes
So keep those fingers crossed that Pioli treated Winston to some BBQ tonight and that tomorrow they get a deal done. Adding Winston to a FA class that includes CB Stanford Routt, RB Peyton Hillis, and TE Kevin Boss would make this a really strong class for the Chiefs.