Fallout from Eric Winston release

After the Kansas City Chiefs elected to place their franchise tag on LT Branden Albert earlier this week, some believed that this took Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher out of the mix for the No. 1 overall pick; others noted that a one-year deal for a player of Albert's ilk shouldn't alter their long-range plans. Those in the latter camp have a little more ammo as of Wednesday night, as the club announced that it had severed ties with veteran RT Eric Winston, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.