Seahawks sign NFLPA president, OT Winston

Updated: July 29, 2014, 10:50 AM ET

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NFL Players Association president Eric Winston has signed a one-year deal with Seattle Seahawks.

He tweeted out the news Tuesday morning.

Winston, a 30-year-old right tackle, played for the Arizona Cardinals last season. He was elected the NFLPA president earlier this year.

He said last week he didn’t need to be promised a starting job, but wanted the opportunity to compete for one. That’s what Arizona offered last year, he said, and it worked out in his favor as Winston started all 16 games.

Winston, an eight-year veteran, has spent his offseason preparing for the right call by staying in shape. He’s worked out this summer with Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster, and former Texan Owen Daniels.

Breno Giacomini, who started at right tackle for the Seahawks last season, signed a free-agent deal with the Jets this offseason.

ESPN.com Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss contributed to this report.


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