Caveman Gets Over on Homo Sapiens
Eric Winston can afford all he wants of the roast duck with mango
salsa. The Texans right tackle with a Neanderthal visage has reportedly
agreed on Saturday to a five-year extension worth as much as $30
million, including a $6 million signing bonus and a total of $10
deal is just the latest signpost on the road to respectability for
the Texans, the team with the most maligned offensive line this
decade and perhaps in the history of the league. Much as Winston
has struggled to understand a modern world that frightens and confuses
him, so have the Texans evolved in achieving this new level of success.
agreement no doubt comes as a total shock to our local media, given
the complete lack of coverage that anything was even being discussed.
This is especially appalling since Winston is represented by Drew
Rosenhaus, a man who never turns away from a television camera.
(So wait, I guess this makes Rosenhaus the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer?
Huh, I just got that.)
**SPOILER ALERT** here for the local media, but what you probably
won't be reading elsewhere is that Winston might just be the first
in a short series of contract extensions forthcoming. Tight end
Owen Daniels, who like Winston voided the fourth and final year
of his rookie contract, will become a restricted free agent after
the season if he doesn't sign an extension.
DeMeco Ryans is signed through 2009, but he has vastly outperformed
his rookie contract as well. Then lastly, injured cornerback Dunta
Robinson will become an unrestricted free agent if he isn't re-signed
before next March.
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