Offensive tackle Eric Winston tweeted that he's returning to the Cincinnati Bengals . The 31-year-old started two games last year and projects as the backup to starters Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith, per Pro Football Talk.SEE FULL ARTICLE
After the union field a grievance last week against the NFL over changes to the NFL personal conduct policy, Players Association president Eric Winston said Thursday the new policy "violates the CBA in several ways and we're going to be grieving this as far as we can."
NFL owners unanimously approved the changes in December.
"We have an agreement with the league and they have an agreement with us," Winston said, per the Associated Press. "We're going to hold them to that agreement. Many aspects of this policy fall outside of the CBA and we're going to continue fighting it going forward."
Following former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's domestic violence case and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's child abuse case, a more extensive list of prohibited conduct was included in the policy, as well as criteria for paid leave for anyone charged with a violent crime. A suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, sexual assault, battery, domestic violence, child abuse and other forms of family violence will be in effect.
"The league's revised conduct policy was the product of a tremendous amount of analysis and work and is based on input from a broad and diverse group of experts within and outside of football, including current players, former players, and the NFL Players Association," the league said in a statement last week.
"We and the public firmly believe that all NFL personnel should be held accountable to a stronger, more effective conduct policy. Clearly, the union does not share that belief."SEE FULL ARTICLE
The Cincinnati Bengals signed free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston to help offset the loss of Andre Smith, who's out for the year with a triceps injury, reports Fox Sports.SEE FULL ARTICLE
The Seattle Seahawks waived the following players Saturday: QB Terrelle Pryor, OT Eric Winston , CB Phillip Adams , DE Benson Mayowa , TE RaShaun Allen , CB Akeem Auguste , RB Demitrius Bronson , WR Arceto Clark , QB B.J. Daniels , OL Caylin Hauptmann , OL Nate Isles , OL Patrick Lewis , WR Chris Matthews , S Terrance Parks , TE Morrell Presley , DT Andru Pulu , FB Kiero Small , DT Jimmy Staten , S Steven Terrell , LB Korey Toomer , WR Bryan Walters and RB Spencer Ware .SEE FULL ARTICLE
The Seattle Seahawks released offensive lineman Eric Winston Saturday in their final round of cuts, ProFootballTalk.com reports.
Winston signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks after the Cardinals failed to re-sign him. Winston has started 119 games in a row, a streak that is obviously now in serious jeopardy unless he catches on elsewhere.SEE FULL ARTICLE