Shortly after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs, offensive tackle Eric Winston traveled across the division for a meeting with the San Diego Chargers.
The meeting between the Chargers and Winston went down over the weekend, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The veteran would be able to step right into the starting lineup of a rebuilding offensive line in San Diego that needs to find a way to keep Philip Rivers upright.
San Diego adding Winston would be the second straight offensive tackle taken from the Chiefs. At the end of the 2011 season, the Chargers claimed Jared Gaither off waivers and quickly put him to work.
Gaither ended up signing a four-year, $24.6 million deal in San Diego, but ended up playing in just four games last season. His injury issues — not to mention trouble with the front office and teammates — could send him back onto the market.
If the Chargers and up holding onto Gaither and adding Winston, Chiefs fans will have plenty of motivation to deliver some extra boos during the season.