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Eric Winston, other Cardinals part of NFLPA leadership

The free agent right tackle is not the president of the players' association.

Free agent tackle Eric Winston, who played for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, has a new job, but not a player. He was elected on Wednesday to be the NFLPA's new president.

He replaces Dominique Foxworth, who held the position since 2012.

Winston has been active with the NFLPA since being elected as a Co-Alternate by the Houston Texans in 2010, including being a voice for players during the 2011 lockout and serving on the union's committees for finance and agent discipline. Winston does community work on behalf of Shriners Hospital for Children and local charities in his hometown and team cities.

While he is not a member of the Cardinals currently, he certainly could rejoin the team for 2014, even as the NFLPA president.

If Winston were to re-sign, he would be one of three Cardinals players to be part of the NFLPA leadership. In addition to Winston's election to president, kicker Jay Feely and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander -- both Cardinals -- were named to the NFLPA Executive Committee.

With this many Cardinals, former Cardinals or future Cardinals, one thing you have to be impressed about is the type of players and men these guys are in the locker room. These are men that are more than just football players. They care deeply about their gridiron brothers and taking care of them.

Arizona has many high-character guys on their team. Combine that with the success the team had in 2013 and you have yourself a team that is very easy to root for.