Winston Rose

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Winston Rose
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Rose with the Blue Bombers in 2022
No. 30 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-29) November 29, 1993 (age 29)
Inglewood, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Genevieve (Panorama City, CA)
College:New Mexico State
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Winston Rose (born November 29, 1993) is a professional gridiron football defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Rose won the 107th Grey Cup with the Blue Bombers when they beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–12. He played NCAA football for the New Mexico State Aggies.

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Rose was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) in May 2016, but was released shortly after.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

After his release, Rose signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[1][2] He played in three pre-season games with the Colts, but was released.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Rose then signed by the Toronto Argonauts to their practice roster on September 19, 2016.[3] He was re-signed during the following off-season and began the 2017 season on the Argonauts' practice roster.[4]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

He was released in July. Shortly after his release, Rose signed to the Ottawa Redblacks' practice roster on July 24, 2017.[5]

Rose played in his first professional regular season game on September 29, 2017, against the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he recorded five defensive tackles. He was re-signed by the Redblacks after the end of the season, only to be released by the team on March 7, 2018.

BC Lions[edit]

He was then signed by the BC Lions on March 9, 2018, and played in all 18 games that season and recorded 32 defensive tackles and five interceptions.[6] Rose became a free agent following the season's end.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

In the offseason, Rose signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on February 13, 2019.[7] He played and started in all 18 regular season games, recording 58 defensive tackles and a league-leading nine interceptions, returning one for his first career touchdown.[8] For his dominant season, he was named a West Division All-Star and CFL All-Star for the first time in his career.[8]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Rose with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021

On December 31, 2019, Rose signed a reserve/future contract with the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.[9] He was waived on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[10] He was elevated to the active roster on October 24 for the team's week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[11] He was placed on the practice squad/COVID-19 list by the team on November 11,[12] and activated back to the practice squad on November 25.[13] He was elevated to the active roster again for the week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens, and reverted to the practice squad again following the game.[14] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 4, 2021.[15]

On August 31, 2021, Rose was waived by the Bengals and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[16][17] He was released on September 6.[18]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On October 20, 2021, it was announced that Rose had re-signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[19]

Statistics[edit]

CFL[edit]

  Defence
Year Team Games Tackles ST Sacks Int TD FF
2017 OTT 4 21 0 0 0 0 0
2018 BC 18 32 8 0 5 0 0
2019 WPG 18 58 0 0 9 1 0
CFL totals 40 111 8 0 14 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Los Angeles Rams' 2016 undrafted free agent class". ramstalk.net. May 8, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Colts Sign CB Winston Rose; Waive S Akeem Davis". horseshoeheroes.com. May 18, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "CFL transactions 2016". cfl.ca. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "Argos add pair of defensive backs". argonauts.ca. December 5, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "CFL transactions 2017". cfl.ca. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Lions sign former Redblacks DB Winston Rose". 3Down Staff. March 12, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "Bombers sign international defensive back Winston Rose". bluebombers.com. February 13, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Six Bombers get divisional All-Star nod". bluebombers.com. November 6, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Bengals Sign CB Winston Rose". Bengals.com. December 31, 2019.
  10. ^ "Bengals Reduce 2020 Roster To 53 Players". Bengals.com. September 5, 2020.
  11. ^ Williams, Charean (October 24, 2020). "Bengals activate Mike Daniels from injured reserve". NBCSports.com. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  12. ^ Williams, Charean (November 11, 2020). "Bengals place Winston Rose on COVID list, remove Jordan Evans, Mackensie Alexander". NBCSports.com. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Tate, Finney & Rose Among Midweek Moves". Bengals.com. November 25, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  14. ^ "Bengals Make Roster Moves Ahead Of Week 17 Against Baltimore". Bengals.com. January 2, 2021. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  15. ^ "Bengals Sign 10 Players To Reserve/Future Contracts". Bengals.com. January 4, 2021.
  16. ^ "Bengals Reduce 2021 Roster To 53 Players". Bengals.com. August 31, 2021.
  17. ^ "Bengals Make Player Moves, Sign 15 To The Practice Squad". Bengals.com. September 1, 2021.
  18. ^ "Bengals Sign Mike Daniels To The Practice Squad, Release Winston Rose". Bengals.com. September 6, 2021.
  19. ^ "Blue Bombers agree to terms with former CFL All-Star defensive back Winston Rose". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. October 20, 2021.

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