ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Veteran tackle Eric Winston has been elected president of the NFL players union.
Winston succeeds Domonique Foxworth, who did not seek re-election for the NFL Players Association post.
Winston has played for Houston, Kansas City and Arizona since being a third-round draft pick in 2006 by the Texans. He has been an active union member since 2010 and was a leading spokesman for the players during the 2011 lockout.
He played his first six NFL seasons with the Texans, joined the Chiefs in 2012 and the Cardinals last season. Winston has started 112 consecutive games.
The union will hold elections for its executive committee later Wednesday.