In a perfect world, the Texans would re-sign Eric Winston after a one-year hiatus in Kansas City.

But we all know the world isn’t perfect, so I don’t expect Winston to re-sign with the Texans.

Winston is only 29. He’s a productive right tackle who plays every game. His teams, including the Chiefs last season, have ranked among the best in the league in rushing. And he’s a reliable pass protector.

Winston’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is going to get him a lot more money than the Texans are willing to play. Unless Winston gave a big-time hometown discount, which would be foolish at his age, I expect him to sign with another team.

The Texans need right tackles. They have two under contract — Duane Brown and Derek Newton — who have appeared in an NFL game. They also have Nick Mondek, who was on the practice squad last season.

Newton is progressing nicely from major knee surgery in February. Obviously, the Texans will be adding offensive tackles before training camp. Several, actually.

I see the Texans using a high draft choice on an offensive tackle but not a first-round pick. I also see them signing a veteran who’ll take close to the minimum.

The Texans are trying to re-sign some of their players who become free agents at 3 p.m. Tuesday, players like free safety Glover Quin, outside linebacker Connor Barwin, fullback James Casey and cornerback Brice McCain.

The Texans also are trying to sign linebacker Brian Cushing and defensive end Antonio Smith to extensions.