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Redskins aren’t making a play for Eric Winston

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Eric Winston lines up before an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)


The Redskins have a potential opening at right tackle and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was in Houston at the same time as Eric Winston, but there doesn’t appear to be anything happening in terms of bringing Winston to Washington.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the Redskins “don’t appear to be serious suitors” for Winston, who became a free agent last week when the Chiefs released him after one year with the team. There has been “little to no contact” between the team and Winston’s representatives at this point.

If not Winston, the Redskins will be looking for a new right tackle if they don’t bring Tyler Polumbus back before or after the start of free agency. Jammal Brown, who missed all of 2012 with a hip injury, had his contract void last month and his chronic injury issues make him an unlikely choice to return to Washington on a different deal.

As with any other questions regarding Washington’s activity this offseason, one imagines that their ongoing fight with the league over the cap penalties handed down last year is coloring the team’s decisions. Their feelings about Winston may have nothing to do with that issue, but there’s little doubt that the lost cap space and attempt to get it back will dictate much of what the Redskins can do this offseason.