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Winston says farewell, Albert says he’s not a right tackle

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Former Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston has announced via Twitter that he has been released. And a former teammate has said, also on Twitter, that he won’t be taking Winston’s spot in the starting lineup.

“Just wanted to confirm that I have been released,” Winston said. “Even though it was an incredibly tough year on and off the field last year, I wouldn’t trade the relationships I made in KC and the overall experience I had for anything. I t was an honor to be a Chief and I wish them nothing but the best in the future. . . . On to the next adventure!”

The next adventure for left tackle Branden Albert apparently won’t include moving to right tackle. Asked by a Twitter follower if he would be willing to move to the right side, Albert said, “Nope.”

Asked later if Albert is saying that he’s strictly a left tackle, Albert said, “You damn right.”

Of course, it’s not Albert’s call. If/when he signs the one-year franchise tender, he’ll be required to do what he’s told, or he’ll risk being suspended without pay for conduct detrimental to the team.