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Bengals waiving Winston Rose; could join practice squad

Rose is reportedly heading to the practice squad if he clears waivers.

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The Bengals are waiving cornerback Winston Rose, who could end up on the practice squad if he clears waivers. 3 Down Nation reporter Justin Dunk had the news first.

For the last past three seasons, Rose has been making his name in the Canadian Football League. This past season, he became a Grey Cup champion with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, playing in all 18 games and earning CFL All-Star honors after recording a league-best nine interceptions. He was previously with the BC Lions and tied for the league lead in interceptions with five last year.

The last time Rose was in the NFL was in 2016. After playing college ball at New Mexico State University, the Los Angeles Rams signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He ended up playing for the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason that year, but was waived before the regular season began. The next year, he signed with the the Ottawa Redblacks and had been in the CFL ever since.

Rose was a contender for one of the 5-6 cornerback spots, but it appears Tony Brown beat him out for that final spot.