Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair is currently in-studio with Texans play-by-play announcer Marc Vandermeer on the second episode of “Texans All Access,” a new show that will air every Tuesday on SportsRadio 610 AM.
Vandermeer’s first question for McNair was about Texans right tackle Eric Winston, who announced via Twitter on Monday that he surprisingly had been released on the eve of free agency.
“I was talking to [general manager] Rick Smith last night, and I just commented to him, I said, ‘You know, Rick, this is a tough part of the business,’” McNair said. “He said, ‘Boy, it really is.’ And it is. When you’ve got someone that’s been a teammate that’s been out there and gone through training camp and gone through tough times and worked with you back-to-back in trying to build a team, and then all of a sudden just due to circumstances of really, the salary cap, you have to make that kind of a decision, and it’s very difficult to do.”
Winston was a third-round draft pick of the Texans’ in 2006 out of the University of Miami (Fla.). After moving into the starting lineup midway through his rookie season, he started 87 consecutive games.
Tags: Bob McNair, Eric Winston, Free agency, Marc Vandermeer, Texans All Access
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