Official: DB Winston Rose signs with the Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have officially signed free agent cornerback Winston Rose to a reserve/future contract.

3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first reported the deal between the two sides.

Rose played the last three seasons (2017-2019) in the Canadian Football League, including this past season, when he helped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win the Grey Cup title.

He played in all 18 of the Blue Bombers’ games in 2019 and earned CFL all-star honors after recording a league-best nine interceptions, including one he returned for a TD. He spent the 2018 season with the B.C. Lions, and tied for the CFL lead with five interceptions.

Rose played collegiately at New Mexico State University and was a free agent signee of the L.A. Rams in 2016. He was waived by the Rams in May and then spent the 2016 pre-season with the Indianapolis Colts. He was waived by the Colts on final cuts and then began his CFL career in 2017 with the Ottawa Redblacks.

Winston’s contract with the Bengals is a two-year deal. He will not count on the team’s active list until Feb. 3, the first business day after the Super Bowl.

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