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Winston released by Kansas City

Veteran tackle says 'It was an honor to be a Chief.' Terry McCormick

Print This March 07, 2013, 08:27 AM EST

The Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston, whom they signed a year ago as a free agent from the Houston Texans.

Winston, who received an $8.4 million signing bonus to come to Kansas City last year, confirmed his release on Twitter and said "It was an honor to be a Chief."

The Chiefs chose to franchise left tackle Branden Albert, and there has been speculation that they might draft tackle Luke Joeckel with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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