Although most teams around the NFL have already resolved their issues with offensive tackles, there are few jobs left open. Winston Justice, previously of the Indianapolis Colts, is looking for a team, and there’s a good chance that either the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers or even the Miami Dolphins might try and pick him up.
As for the Dolphins, they seem to be interested in pretty much every starter available on the free agency market. They didn’t use a high pick on an offensive lineman despite losing Jake Long to the St. Louis Rams. They did take Dallas Thomas in the third round, although he can play as both guard and tackle, but isn’t likely to start anyway next season.
Justice spent last season as the starting right tackle for the Indianapolis Colts, but both sides weren’t too interested in continuing their relationship after a so-so season for him individually. It seems the injury he picked up during the 2011 season with the Philadelphia Eagles was still slowing him down, hoping things get a little bit better for him in 2013.
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t without options to start for them at tackle, but Justice is a very good option to add some depth and insurance at the position, especially at right tackle where he has played almost exclusively during his career. They do have Mike Adams and Marcus Glibert, but Justice should give them a run for their money.
The Browns have a pro bowler in Joe Thomas, one of the best in the NFL right now if not the number one left tackle in the league. Mitchell Schwartz, a second-round pick from 2012 is their first option at the moment to start at right tackle, giving them another reason to look at Justice, who has a better chance to start for the Browns than the Steelers.