Winston is seeking three to four million a year, and no one's biting.
“It’s frustrating, because I’ve never really been in this situation,” Winston told SiriusXMSports.
Winston, 29, said the Chargers and he discussed money, “but things kind of fell through.”
The tackle was set to make $4.9 million in base salary before the Chiefs released him. He said he’s seeking $3 million to $4 million this year and isn’t asking for a long-term deal.
“I try to look at myself fairly," Winston said. "I don’t ever want to be one of those guys that looks at themselves and thinks they hung the moon.
“I still feel like I’m still playing at a pretty high level, and I feel I can contribute to a team.”
“I don’t think I’m asking for pie in the sky numbers," Winston said. "Middle of the road is fine. But, it’s also frustrating from the sense of, there's still a lot of teams with a lot of money to spend, but it doesn’t seem like anyone wants to spend it."
Maybe he's not considering that teams are still adjusting to the new cap, or that he's perceived as a zone blocker whose real value doesn't match his expectations. If the needs and limitations of all the teams are changing, then he needs to get a new agent who is going to respect those changes.