CB Winston Rose has signed a contract extension with the Blue Bombers
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce the club has signed American cornerback Winston Rose to a one-year contract extension a week before he was set to be a free agent.
Rose is a six-foot 171 pound American defensive back out of New Mexico State where he appeared in 23 games over three seasons with the Aggies, recording 94 total tackles, five interceptions, two tackles for a loss, eight passes knock-downs, and a forced fumble.
After his amateur Career Rose declared for the 2016 NFL Draft. He would go undrafted but would sign with the Los Angeles Rams. He wouldn’t be on the team long before being released and then bouncing between the NFL and CFL before finding his home with the Blue Bombers.
His longest stint in the NFL was during the 2019 and 2020 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Rose signed with the Organization in December of 2019 and would be with the September of 2021.
In a conference call with local media from his offseason home in Los Angeles Rose had this to say about his resigning with the Blue Bombers.
“I can’t really say the words to give the praise to Winnipeg that how I feel about them. But I just know that if I was to go any other place it wouldn’t be the same. And I promise you, any other player that’s been on this team the past couple of years, they can say the same thing. From the locker room experiences to celebrating together to losing together, winning together, that pain that we feel, a close game that we lost, to adversity hitting us and just overcoming things – it’s that bond that we’ve built. And it’s a special bond. I can’t really put the words to it, but that’s it.
“Winnipeg is home to me,” Rose continued, “and I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else, at this exact moment right now, like what we’ve done in these last couple years. I just feel like Winnipeg is the right place for me. They understand me. They let me be. And most importantly I can be myself.”
Rose has been a part of the back-to-back Grey Cup Championships. During those two seasons, he papered in 21 regular season games where he logged 63 defensive tackles, nine interceptions, and one touchdown.
Rose will be returning for his third season with the Blue bomber and will be looking to return to his 2019 CFL and West Division All-star level. Besides being a 2022 CFL All-star Rose and the Blue Bombers are attempting to make history this season as they try to join the elite CFL club to win three consecutive Grey Cup Championships.
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