NFLPA president Eric Winston signs with Seahawks

July 29, 10:57 AM

The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with free-agent tackle Eric Winston on Tuesday, the NFL Players Association president confirmed via Twitter.

Winston joins the depending-champion Seahawks on a one-year deal, a league source told Pro Football Talk.

The 30-year-old union leader said he spent the summer training with Houston Texans Andre Johnson and Arian Foster, hoping to sign with a team during camp.

"I feel like I'm way more ready this year than last year," Winston told ESPN last week. "Not to say I wasn't ready last year. I just really feel like I'm in as good of shape than I've been in for a long time."

Following the departure of free-agent Breno Giacomini, Wilson is expected to compete for the starting right tackle job.

The eight-year pro spent his first five seasons in the league in Houston before stops in Kansas City and Arizona. Winston has started every game since 2007.

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